Flynn resignation puts FBI Director James Comey back in hot seat

FBI Director James Comey is again at the center of an American political controversy.

As happened during the 2016 presidential election when he didn’t recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, but right before the election told Congress she was being investigated again, Comey is being pulled from both sides of the political aisle, The Hill reported.

On the Democrat side, party members are demanding to find out what Gen. Michael Flynn, who resigned as national security adviser in a press-frenzied scandal, said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, what President Donald Trump knew about it and when.

“The much bigger issue is, what is the connection with Russia and the Trump administration? It’s not only how far up does it go — was the campaign in collusion?” New York Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler said, according to The Hill.

But on the Republican side, they want Comey to investigate who leaked the information to the media.

“I expect for the FBI to tell me what is going on, and they better have a good answer,” California Rep. Devin Nunes, who serves as House Intelligence Committee chairman.

“The big problem I see here is that you have an American citizen who had his phone calls recorded,” he said.

Comey is no stranger to being in the political spotlight.

Democrats widely blamed the FBI director for Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election and even called for his ouster after he met with them in January.

Now Democrats are putting the pressure on Comey to tell what he knows of The Trump administration’s involvement with Russia.

But will he bow to the pressure?

“I have a sense that the man is trying to do what he thinks is right — because he has made everyone mad,” Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks said. “To me, that’s a sign of a guy who really believes he is trying to affect his office in a way commensurate with his oath.”

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Carmine Sabia


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