James Comey Refuses to Answer Questions About Obama Spying on Trump [VIDEO]

As part of the House Intelligence Committee hearing with FBI director James Comey regarding the FBI’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the controversial Comey was asked by House Armed Services committee member, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) if Obama was briefed on spying done against Mike Flynn or anyone else in the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the scandal known as Obamagate.

Rep. Mike Turner: “Did [former Obama national intelligence director James Clapper] director Clapper ever brief the President of the United States — then President Obama — concerning the possible inadvertent or incidental collection or interception by the US intelligence community of any communication of members of the incoming Trump administration?”

FBI director James Comey: “That’s not something I can comment on.” 

Mike Turner: “And then why not, Mr. Comey?”

James Comey: “For a couple of reasons. It might involve classified information or might involve communications with the President of the United States. On both of those grounds, I can’t talk about it here.”  

Turner: “Mr. Comey, have you previously discussed your conversations with President Obama with this committee?” 

Comey: “I don’t remember. I may have with the chair in ranking — I don’t remember with the full committee.” 

Turner: “We’ll have to refresh your memory on those conversations then, Mr. Comey.”

Congressman Turner was obviously alluding to the surveillance of former national security adviser Mike Flynn during the presidential campaign and the illegal leaking of the information obtained to members of the Democrat Media Complex like the Washington Post and the New York Times.

It’s not clear what the purpose of this sham hearing is if he’s not going to answer pretty basic questions but we can probably guess.

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Relatedly, Senator Charles Grassley tweeted on Monday that Comey needs to be “transparent” during the hearing and tell the committee what he told Grassley in private about whether he’s investigating President Trump and about how the investigation into the illegal leaks of the Flynn surveillance are being handled:

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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