WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 7, 2018 - Former FBI Director James Comey frustrated GOP lawmakers on Friday, during his last testimony before the House Intelligence Committee before Democrats take over control of the panel in January.
Speaking to the press outside of the proceedings, House Republicans indicated to reporters that they were unhappy with Comey's answers and may attempt to bring him back another day.
Democrats disagreed, with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Ill.) stating, "He answered the questions he had to answer," though he also admitted "we got nowhere today."
Other Democrats were upset that the Republicans on the Committee were distracting from the special counsel's Russia probe by asking questions about bias within the FBI when it came to investigating President Donald Trump's alleged Russian ties as well as Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details regarding his Russia investigation in a Friday court deadline. According to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, Mueller believes that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort lied about Trump not knowing of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
"This is a waste of time to start with," said Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) regarding Comey's testimony. "The entire purpose of this investigation is to cast aspersions on the real investigation ... there is no evidence whatsoever of bias at the FBI or any of this other nonsense."
Apparently Nadler missed the entire "F Trump"-themed trove of text messages discovered between lead FBI counterintelligence investigator Peter Strzok and his Trump-hating lover Lisa Page.