FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Senators grilled him about alleged Russian hacking and interference, Wikileaks making sensitive files public and the Hillary Clinton email scandal. He say that the thought of his actions possibly affecting the election does make him mildly nauseous, but followed that with the fact that he has no regrets for the actions he took.
FBI Director James B. Comey gave his most exhaustive defense yet Wednesday of his role in politically sensitive investigations, telling a Senate panel that despite feeling “mildly nauseous’’ at the thought his decisions about a probe into Hillary Clinton might have affected the election outcome, he had no regrets.
He also said he was confident in the FBI’s handling of an ongoing probe of any contacts between Russian officials and associates of President Trump.
Through nearly four hours of sometimes combative questioning from Democrats and Republicans, Comey offered his most full-throated explanation of his actions to date, and he never wavered from his core contention — that the FBI has stayed above the political fray even as its investigators probed senior aides to both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.
If I were Comey, the only regret I would have concerning the election, was not moving forward to fully investigate and prosecute Hillary Clinton over her many illegal actions related to her email scandal. Besides using a personal server for classified emails, she committed perjury in court, before Congress and before the American people. Just because she was a political figure does not excuse her actions.