The House has released the James Comey transcript as promised and it was a disappointment since Comey did not answer many of the questions asked of him.
Deep State Rod Rosenstein sent a lawyer, who told Comey not to answer any questions that would embarrass the FBI or DOJ. Those were the questions we really needed answers for. Comey did admit that at the time of his firing, he had not seen anything to make him think the collusion accusation was accurate.
Trey Gowdy questioned Comey about the start of Crossfire Hurricane. Comey claimed that at the time the investigation started, the Trump campaign was not a suspect, but Gowdy told him that in the document, Peter Strzok identified the Trump campaign as a target.
Comey also told lawmakers that by the time he was fired as FBI director, on May 9, 2017, he was not certain whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians.
“We opened them in late July, didn’t know whether we had anything. In fact, when I was fired as director, I still didn’t know whether there was anything to it,” he said.
The statement comports with what Strzok indicated in text messages that he exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
“You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big story there,” Strzok wrote to Page on May 19, 2017, two days after Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the special counsel’s probe.
Strzok was removed from that investigation and ultimately fired from the FBI over his text messages, which showed him expressing anti-Trump sentiments.
The transcript can be found here.