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Grilled for six hours, Comey to be called back for more questioning in closed-door House hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey was grilled for more than six hours Friday behind closed doors at a congressional hearing – but Republicans are calling him back for more. “We had more questions than we had time,” said Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Comey agreed to return Dec. 17, but questioned what more Republicans would want to know. “After a full day of questioning a few things are clear to me. One – we could have done this in open setting,” Comey said. “And two – when you read the transcript you’ll see that we’re talking again about Hillary Clinton’s emails for heaven’s sake. So I’m not sure we need to do this at all.” Democrats charged that summoning Comey was the GOP’s final attempt to distract from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe before they lose control of the House in January. “This is a big wild goose chase,” said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) “It reinforced my view that the Clinton probe has fully run its…

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