Former FBI Director James Comey has a major problem on his hands.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on his trail.
And it could mean prison for Comey.
Sessions spun heads around Washington with his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
He testified about the recent revelation that former FBI Director James Comey schemed to exonerate Hillary Clinton before the investigation was complete.
Sessions hinted that more shoes were about to drop on that front and it was bad news for Comey.
The Daily Mail reports:
“Although he wouldn’t answer questions about any Russia-related conversations, Sessions did speak at length about what he considered Comey’s mishandling of the Clinton email scandal – the basis for his firing established in letters from Sessions and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
‘I don’t think it’s been fully understood, the significance of the error that Mr. Comey made on the Clinton matter,’ Sessions said.
‘I don’t think I’ve heard of a situation in which a major case in which Department of Justice prosecutors were involved, and investigation that the investigative agency announces the closure of the investigation,’ he said, referencing Comey’s infamous July press conference announcing no charges were being brought despite Hillary Clinton’s carelessness with her email.”
The revelation about Comey predetermining that Clinton was innocent of any criminal wrongdoing is problematic for a number of reasons.
Chief among them is that in June, Comey testified that the reason he made his July 5th, 2016 announcement that he would not recommend Clinton face charges was because of the Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting.
Fox News reports Trey Gowdy raised questions about the new timeline of events and if Comey had been completely truthful before Congress:
“According to Gowdy, the timeline of events and some of Comey’s decisions along the way did not appear to add up. He was referring to Comey’s statement during his June congressional testimony in which he said the tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton encouraged him to announce his findings in the email investigation.
“His ostensible reason for taking that decision away from the Department of Justice was that meeting on the tarmac but yet a month and a half earlier he is memorializing a decision he’s already made so the chronology does not add up,” Gowdy said. “His answers have been all over the map.”
Sessions made a similar accusation.
He claimed the extent of Comey’s mistake was not yet known to the public.
Did he lie under oath?
Is the Department of Justice going to investigate?
We will keep you updated on this developing story.