James Comey’s Testimony Comes Back to Haunt Him as Senator Threatens Subpoena

Friday, September 15, 2017
By Paul Martin

15 Sep 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey may have perjured himself when he told lawmakers last September that he made his decision not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton after he interviewed her.

Asked by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) during that hearing if he made the decision “before or after” she was interviewed by the FBI on July 2nd, Comey responded, “After.” Here’s the exchange:

RATCLIFFE: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Director, did you make the decision not to recommend criminal charges relating to classified information before or after Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI on July the 2nd?

COMEY: After.

However, interviews of two senior FBI officials recently obtained by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) showed that Comey had drafted a statement exonerating Clinton before the FBI had interviewed her and 16 other witnesses.

One FBI official, Jim Rybicki, told the Office of Special Counsel that Comey, “knowing the direction” the investigation was headed, had decided either in late April or early May to give a statement exonerating Clinton, drafted a statement, and emailed it to a group of people.

According to the transcript, Rybicki said (emphasis added by Grassley and Graham):

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