U.S. Senator John Kennedy was on a Senate committee that was questioning FBI Director James Comey. Kennedy took the time to grill Director Comey on everything from Hillary’s emails to the refugee crisis.
Kennedy started by asking Comey to assume that he didn’t have a security clearance and if someone sends him classified information was he committing a crime. Comey responded that he “potentially” could have committed a crime. He also asked if a person sent him the classified emails would they be potentially committing a crime? Comey again answered that he
He also asked if a person sent him the classified emails would they be potentially committing a crime? Comey again answered that he “potentially” could be committing a crime.
Kennedy then asked if there was an investigation into former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his ex-wife Huma Abedin. Comey said there was an investigation but it was closed. Comey told Kennedy the reason why he didn’t charge either one was because they did not intend to commit a criminal act.
John Kennedy then tried to ask Comey about some “what ifs” about Russian agents and classified information. Comey declined to answer it.
Then John Kennedy asked Comey about what he would define as torture. Comey began his answer by pointing out the U.S. had laws against torture. Comey then defined torture as “the inflicting of physical and discomfort in order to obtain information.” Kennedy then asked if serving bad food would qualify as torture. Comey then repeated his answer and then said that torture was “ineffective.”
John Kennedy then moved the discussion to refugee vetting. Comey said he had “real concerns” about vetting refugees from combat zones and that didn’t have a real relationship with governments on the ground. But Comey said there were many things that could be done to vet them. Comey said they search the potential refugee’s social media and electronic footprint. He also said that the host country would provide them information. Comey’s comments weren’t that different from previous ones on the subject.