James Comey just got some bad news: the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is investigating the disgraced former FBI Director for possibly lying to Congress last year.
The investigation is starting with subpoenas to retrieve FBI documents on Comey, as well as former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was recently fired by Attorney General Sessions.
According to The Hill:
“House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told The Hill his panel will subpoena the FBI “very soon” for documents related to the conduct of former FBI director James Comey and his former deputy, Andrew McCabe.
Goodlatte said McCabe’s recent statements — made since Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him — raised questions about Comey’s prior sworn testimony to Congress where he denied authorized leaking to the press about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton while FBI director.
McCabe in a statement after his firing said Comey “was aware” that he had shared information with a reporter. The FBI’s Office of Personnel Responsibility (OPR) cited the leak of the information in its recommendation to fire McCabe.
“i’m very concerned about it, this is a serious matter and their statements, the statement that Mr. McCabe released recently, following his firing and Mr. Comey’s sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee conflict — we don’t know who’s telling the truth and who’s not, but that is a serious issue,” Goodlatte said in an interview.”