During his testimony to Congress on Friday, former FBI Director James Comey seemed frustrated that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was brought up during questioning.
In the testimony, Comey answered questions about the Russia investigation. While speaking to reporters following the testimony, however, Comey focused on the questions that were asked about the emails:
“After a full day of questioning, two things are clear to me. One, we could have done this in an open setting. And two, when you read the transcript, you will see that we are talking again about Hillary Clinton’s emails, for heaven’s sakes, so I’m not sure we need to do this at all. But I’m trying to respect the institution and to answer questions in a respectful way. You’ll see I did that in the transcript.”
During the questioning, according to Mediaite, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) asked Comey if there was any possibility that the emails should be investigated further.
“Not that I can possibly see,” Comey said.
When Lee asked if the case is completely closed, Comey claimed that there was no way anything could happen with the current evidence.
“Yes. There’s no serious person who thinks there’s a prosecutable case there,” Comey said.
However, in the past, Comey has admitted that Clinton was “extremely careless” and put classified information at risk.
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” said Comey.