Director of the FBI, James Comey appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday and gave an update on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Comey told the committee that politics would not play a role in the investigation and added that President Obama has not been briefed on the investigation.
“In a 60 Minutes interview, President Obama declared in a response to a question about Secretary Clinton’s use of a private server, ‘I can tell you that this is not a situation in which America’s security was endangered,'” Sen. Chuck Grassley said. “How can you assure the American people that you will not let the White House influence the FBI’s inquiry?”
“I hope the American people know the FBI well enough and the nature and character of this organization. As I’ve said many times, we don’t give a rip about politics,” Comey responded.
He further insinuated that Obama’s opinion on the investigation is immaterial.
“Anybody’s view about an investigation they’re not involved in is irrelevant,” he said. “We care about finding out what is true and doing that in a competent, honest and independent way. I promise you that’s the way we conduct ourselves.”
Comey also implied that State Department computers were seized in the investigation in addition to Clinton’s private server.
Watch the exchange below.
Social media was rife with commentary.
@JohnCornyn Got to keep the “I wasn’t briefed” coin in his pocket in case it’s needed.
— Beach Chair QB (@dbaby11) December 9, 2015
@JohnCornyn @idesignwis I don’t believe it,I don’t trust the FBI or any https://t.co/b4IO7nCCG3 under Obama — pmatons (@pmatons) December 9, 2015
@JohnCornyn None if this matters if corrupt DOJ refuses to charge & prosecute like they did for Lerner. A corrupt administration, above law
— Jerome Hatlewick (@CornfieldBison) December 9, 2015
@JohnCornyn hopefully because without knowing what’s going on, Øbama and the Dem pol machine can’t run interference…we shall see methinks — ThewlynOh (@ThewlynOh) December 9, 2015
@edhenry @HillaryClinton This is getting bigger then just a “drip drip” Better have some caffeine ready for all that reading ; )
— Abigail Schumacher (@AbigailSchumach) December 9, 2015
@edhenry About time!! If the FBI doesn’t charge & arrest Hillary, ZERO confidence! Hopefully Trump has major inv. when elected. — Daniel (@DannoFiveO2012) December 9, 2015
@edhenry Do U C a Hollywood blockbuster in the works titled “Oceans 15” with prominent Democrats breaking into FBI HQ 2 steal back servers?
— Airborne_Sapper (@MichaelSmith024) December 9, 2015
@edhenry @peddoc63 @HillaryClinton Lets hope so. Its time for her to face her illegal activities and pay the price for her action. — Ray Gordon (@RgRockie99) December 9, 2015
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