Donald Trump revealed just how much Comey claimed “not recalling” events in his sworn testimony in front of Congress last week. The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized former FBI Director James Comey for saying he doesn’t recall the answers to questions during his Friday Congressional testimony behind closed doors.
Comey’s Friday testimony was published nearly 24 hours after he appeared before the joint House Oversight and Judiciary Committees to discuss investigations pertinent to the 2016 presidential election. Comey claimed on dozens of occasions that he did not recall or he did not know the answer to key questions regarding the FBI’s initiation of an investigation against the Trump campaign in 2016.
Comey will appear before the committee once again in a month for a follow-up session. The former FBI director refused to answer many questions regarding the Trump campaign investigation, saying he did not want to compromise an ongoing investigation.
“Do not recall” is a common phrase used when under oath, as it mostly prevents accusations of perjury. Using it 245 in one interview however can only lead the public to think that Comey is deliberately concealing illegal activities from the Congress.