What, exactly, was John McCain asking James Comey?

Marco Green
June 10, 2017

"Tell me the difference between your conclusion as far as former Secretary Clinton is concerned and Mr. Trump". "I need to remember every single word that was spoken", he said.

Comey indicated that the conversation was one of the main reasons he took the Clinton investigation public. "So it's nowhere near in the same place".

MCCAIN: But it's still ongoing? I know this is a subject of passionate disagreement. "It was when I left". "You reached separate conclusions", McCain asserted.

Kasowitz labeled Comey "one of these leakers" who are "actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications".

MCCAIN: "That investigation have any involvement of Secretary Clinton or any of her associates is completed?" "I thought he passed". Was he arguing that Comey didn't investigate Clinton vigorously enough?

"But I think most importantly he threw James Comey under the bus", the former MI congressman said on "Squawk Box" on the morning after Comey's Senate testimony.

The former FBI director wondered at the time, "Was she [Lynch] going to authorize us to confirm we had an investigation?"

Comey announced last July that criminal charges were not warranted, angering Republicans.

MCCAIN: So - but, at the same time, you made the announcement there would be no charges brought against then Secretary Clinton for any activities involved in the Russian Federation involvement in our - engagement in our election. "I don't quite understand how you could be done with that but not done with the whole investigation to affect the outcome of our election".

MCCAIN: "So are you aware of anything that would lead you to believe that the president or members of the administration or members of the campaign could potentially be used to coerce or blackmail the administration?"

McCain said he wanted Comey to answer whether or not Trump's interactions with Comey constitute obstruction of justice.

"I think in the backdrop of everybody's mind, including Comey's, is Watergate", Allison said on "Squawk Box".

MCCAIN: You just made it - you just made it... You're going to have to help me out here. And obviously she was a candidate for president at the time. Making matters worse, McCain then referred to President Trump as President Comey.

COMEY: Of course. Yes, sir. "And at the same time, the investigation continues to go on concerning President Trump and his people". "I think that's a double standard there, to tell you the truth".

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