Flashback, May 3: FBI Director Comey Says He Was Never Pressured To Stop Any Investigation; "Would Be A Big Deal"

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When questioned by Sen. Mazie Hirono at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 3, then-FBI director James Comey said that in his experience in the Obama and Trump administrations, politicians had never interfered with any FBi investigations for political reasons. If they had, he said, "it would be a very big deal."


COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something like that -- without an appropriate purpose.

I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don't see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I'm talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal.

It's not happened in my experience.

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