The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday about his handling of the investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee’s chairman, used his opening statement to assert that there is still no proof that any collusion occurred between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials, and that “all this speculation about collusion” is coming from the explosive but unverified Trump-Russia dossier that is “spinning wild conspiracy theories.”
“The public needs to know what role the dossier has played, and where it came from,” Grassley said. “And whether there was anything improper going on between the Trump campaign and the Russians, or whether these allegations are just a partisan smear campaign that manipulated our government into chasing a conspiracy theory.”
Grassley then pivoted to Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, questioning why he did not recommend that criminal charges be brought against her and alleging that “a cloud of doubt hangs over the FBI’s objectivity.”
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