Former FBI Director James Comey challenged House Republicans to question him again either in public or private. In the end, Comey ended up testifying before two different House committees simultaneously in a behind-closed-doors session, but he said investigators got nothing new:
Today wasn’t a search for truth, but a desperate attempt to find anything that can be used to attack the institutions of justice investigating this president. They came up empty today but will try again. In the long run, it'll make no difference because facts are stubborn things.
— James Comey (@Comey) December 8, 2018
And do you know why nothing new was learned? Because Comey took a pass on a whole lot of questions:
Some factoids from the Comey interview. Comey said he "didn't remember" 71 times. "Didn't know" 166 times. "I don't recall" 8 times. Also, not a lot of discussion about Clinton's emails as Comey suggested in the hallway yesterday. Comey to return for a 2nd session on Dec 17
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 8, 2018
On 245 occasions, fmf FBI Director James Comey told Hse investigators either he didn’t know, didn’t recall or couldn’t remember things when asked. At the end of the session, Comey said they rehashed Hillary Clinton’s emails. But there was not a lot of that in the transcript
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 9, 2018
Comey knows it’s “run out the clock” time because the Democrats will soon be in control of the House and have pretty much let him know that the investigations (of Comey) will end while the search for anything that confirms the libs’ 2016 narrative will ramp up.
If you’re so inclined, a transcript of Comey’s behind-closed-door responses (or lack thereof) is here.