House Judiciary Republican: Comey could be called to testify again

House Judiciary Republican: Comey could be called to testify again
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Rep. John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeWe've lost sight of the real scandal US attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal Hillicon Valley: Google to pay 0M to settle child privacy charges against YouTube | Tech giants huddle with intel officials on election security | Top IT official names China main cyber threat MORE (R-Texas) said that former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyNadler's House committee holds a faux hearing in search of a false crime We've lost sight of the real scandal Former Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report MORE could be called to testify before Congress again over “inconsistencies” between his past testimony and information revealed in text messages between two FBI agents.

Ratcliffe told Politico that Comey could be questioned again after texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page suggested that the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) knew that no charges would be filed against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonQueer Marine veteran launches House bid after incumbent California Rep. Susan Davis announces retirement Poll: Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Florida Former immigration judge fined, temporarily banned from federal service for promoting Clinton policies MORE before her official interview during the probe into her use of a private email server.

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Comey said in past testimony that the decision not to charge Clinton wasn’t made until after that official interview.

“There’s a mountain of evidence — a growing mountain of evidence — that seems entirely inconsistent with what he said under oath,” Ratcliffe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Politico.

“He may have testified truthfully, but there’s a lot of stuff that says that he didn’t. Trust me: He will either appear and testify or he will exercise his Fifth Amendment right,” the lawmaker said.

Ratcliffe added that Comey might not be summoned to testify again until the committee interviews other witnesses and makes its way through hundreds of thousands of documents turned over by the DOJ.

Comey was fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE in May.

Ratcliffe also said on Fox News Monday that the texts been Page and Strzok also suggested there was a “secret society” of officials at the FBI and DOJ working against Trump.

Republican lawmakers have pointed to the FBI employees’ texts as an example of a bias against Trump at the FBI and in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE’s probe. Strzok had been working on Mueller’s team, but was removed over the anti-Trump messages.

GOP lawmakers have similarly been calling for the release of a memo they allege shows the FBI abused a surveillance program against a Trump campaign staffer in 2016.