Issa Grills Comey on Why He Offered Clinton Aides Immunity
FBI Director James Comey is testifying at a House Judiciary Committee hearing today about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
During the hearing, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) pressed Comey on why he granted immunity to Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson and other Clinton aides and State Department staffers without consulting Congress.
"When you granted immunity to these five individuals, you took them out of the reach of prosecution for crimes committed related to destruction of or withholding or other crimes pursuant to congressional subpoenas," Issa stated.
Comey said that he didn't think any of those individuals were given "transactional immunity," basically total immunity, which Issa scoffed at.
"Oh really?" Issa said. "Now, we [are] not allowed to make your immunities public, but I'm going to take the privilege of making one part of it public. I read them. You gave immunity from 'destruction' to both of those attorneys [Mills and Samuelson]."
Watch Bill Hemmer and Brad Woodhouse react above.