Rep. Hurd Grills Comey: "I'm Offended By Claims This Hearing Is Political Theater"; "I've Seen My Friends Killed"


At a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday, Rep. Will Hurd grills FBI director James Comey about Hillary Clinton's email server security.

“I’m offended” Hurd said after listening to Democrats casting questions over the investigation as nothing more than "political theater."

"I spent 9 1/2 years as an undercover officer in the CIA. I was the guy in the back alleys, collecting intelligence, passing it to lawmakers. I’ve seen my friends killed. I’ve seen assets put in harms way" an angry Hurd declared. "Does SAP inclue Humint and Sigint?"

Comey responded that it was possible, but he could not say in this setting.

"The Secretary of State had an unauthorized email server in her basement, those are your words," said Hurd. "Who or what was protecting that server?"

"Not much," Comey responded.

"You don’t think this sends a message to other employees that if the former Secretary of State can have an unauthorized server in their basement that transmits top secret information… that’s not a problem?" Hurd asked in response.

"There will be discipline from termination to reprimand–and everything in between–for people who mishandle classified information." Comey said.

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