Kirsters Baish| Devin Nunes just did something extraordinary. Whether you agree or not has everything to do with your perspective. It seems that Nunes just dared former FBI Director James Comey to appear before Congress… again.
One way or another, the California Central Valley Republican legislator has just told Comey to put up or shut up. It’s not looking good for James Comey at this point, and his involvement in the Hillary Clinton email probe is about to blow up.
Nunes made an appearance on Fox News to be interviewed by Bret Baier this past Friday. During his time on the air, Nunes trashed Comey’s previous testimony. The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft stated that Nunes “challenged the former FBI chief to come back to Congress and testify under oath again.”
In essence, Nunes is daring Comey to go back in front of Congress on Capitol Hill. He wants Comey to explain under oath why he lied to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Nunes is a chairman of the House committee, so he could potentially subpoena Comey to testify again. This could trap Comey in a situation in which a perjury charge could come into play.
Take a look at what Nunes said. Below is a tweet of a transcript of the Baier/Nunes interview from author and academic Andrew Bostom.
@DevinNunes exposes @comey’s LIE that “Republicans started the [fallacious Steele] dossier” & challenges him: “Mr. Comey is welcome to come back, tell us when he learned that the Democratic party & the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the dossier."https://t.co/APEIuOZzyf pic.twitter.com/JmgRHVLDgI
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) February 3, 2018
Former CBS News investigative reporter Sheryl Attkisson had a similar story. Attkisson wrote a piece for The Hill and explained that the FBI (James Comey specifically) may have violated the specific protocol that is used during a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant.
Attkisson explained, “There are strict rules requiring that each and every fact presented in an FBI request to electronically spy on a U.S. citizen be extreme-vetted for accuracy — and presented to the court only if verified.”
It seems like Comey set himself up for a perjury charge. What was he thinking? Attkisson cited the biggest bombshell we’ve heard in this case so far:
“There’s no dispute that at least some, if not a great deal, of information in the anti-Trump ‘Steele dossier’ was unverified or false. Former FBI director James Comey testified as much himself before a Senate committee in June 2017. Comey repeatedly referred to ‘salacious’ and ‘unverified’ material in the dossier, which turned out to be paid political opposition research against Donald Trump funded first by Republicans, then by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.”
Unfortunately, Comey doesn’t seem to understand that this would not have been a problem if he hadn’t lied in the first place.
You can watch the Nunes interview below. Around the 9 minute mark, Nunes challenges Comey.