Comey transcript of closed-door interview with House committee released

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Transcript of Comey testimony released

Catherine Herridge reports on the newly released transcript of former FBI director James Comey.

House Lawmakers on Saturday released the transcript of former FBI Director James Comey’s closed-door testimony, just one day after being questioned about the FBI’s decisions related to Hillary Clinton's email server and the 2016 presidential election.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-SC, published the 235-page transcript as a part of an agreement with Comey.

He initially challenged the subpoena to appear before the committee and instead pressed for a public hearing out of concerns his comments would be selectively leaked and taken out of context.

The details of the transcript revealed that Comey left lawmakers frustrated with his lack of specifics.

READ THE FULL COMEY TRANSCRIPT HERE.

According to a statement from Gowdy’s Office, Comey answered “I don’t remember” 71 times, “I don’t know” 166 times and “I don’t recall” eight times.

When asked if the FBI had any evidence that anyone in the Trump campaign conspired to hack the DNC server, Comey gave a long-winded answer referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as to why he couldn’t answer.

“Did we have evidence in July of (2016) that anyone in the Trump campaign conspired to hack the DNC server?” Comey asked rhetorically. “I don't think that the FBI and special counsel want me answering questions that may relate to their investigation of Russian interference during 2016. And I worry that that would cross that line.”

When pressed further by Gowdy about what “factual predicate” the bureau had to launch a counterintelligence investigation, Comey again claimed that answering that question would be a “slope” that would ask him to reveal what the FBI “did or didn’t know about Russia activity” as it related to the 2016 election.

“You can't tell us, or you won't tell us?” Gowdy asks.

“To the extent, I recall facts developed during our investigation of Russian interference and the potential connection of Americans, I think that's a question that the FBI doesn't want me answering. So it's both a can't and a won't,” Comey replied.

The former FBI director went on to say that anything related to Mueller’s investigation, to his understanding, would be “off limits" as it is an ongoing investigation.

Fox News’ Bill Mears, Jake Gibson and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

Fox News’ Bill Mears, Jake Gibson and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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