LIVE: Coverage Of FBI Director James Comey Testifying Before Congress

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1:47 - Gowdy says Clinton described herself as "well aware" of classification requirements, which is incompatible with an earlier suggestion from Comey that the former Secretary of State lacked the necessary "sophistication" to grasp the national security risks of her conduct.

Gowdy repeats his earlier challenge of Comey's invocation of "intent," saying the FBI Director is reading a "specific intent element" in a statute that pertains only to gross negligence.

Comey defends his position by saying that the Department of Justice has only once prosecuted someone under the gross negligence elements of 18 U.S.C. 793 in an espionage case.

Below is the statute's segment pertaining to gross negligence:

(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

'I'm Not Sure' If FBI Asked About Clinton's Contradictory Statements

1:38 - Comey says he is unsure if FBI investigators asked Clinton about false statements she repeatedly made in public and other oath in sworn testimony before Congress while questioned by Mulvaney.

No Politicization Of Investigation

1:20 - Comey declares that the FBI's investigation and conclusions were in no way politicized, and "the system" is not "fixed" against black people or in favor or rich people. He describes his agency as adhering to the highest standards of integrity while questioned by DeSaulnier.

No Interference From Obama Or Clinton

1:09 - "Say their names," says Coleman, invoking Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, and other blacks killed by police in the context of invoking Wednesday's death of Philando Castile in St. Paul, MN.

"Simply because you're a black man or a black woman does not make you a target," says Coleman.

12:45 - Comey says there was no interference - direct or indirect, explicit or implicit - from either Obama or Clinton in the FBI's investigation of Clinton's email conduct when questioned by Welch.

"We don't carry water for anybody. We try to do what the right thing is," says Comey.

12:40 - "I don't think [Clinton complied with the State Department's policies or the Federal Records Act]" says Comey in response to questions from Hice. Hice notes that Clinton stated she "fully" complied with both departmental policies and federal law. Comey insists "there is no double standard" in the FBI's of broader Department of Justice's treatment of Clinton.

'I Did Not Coordinate With Anyone'

12:20 - Comey insists that his Tuesday statement was not at all coordinated with the Obama Administration or anyone else. "Nobody knew what I was going to say," says Comey.

Clinton's FBI Interview Not Recorded

12:18 - Questioned by Mica, Comey states that Clinton was not under oath during her interview with the FBI. The interview was not recorded.

'Willfully' Not Included In 18 U.S. Code § 1924'

11:58 - Buck notes that "willfully" does not appear in 18 U.S. Code § 1924. Comey states that he "imputes" the term in the statute, adding that this is the pattern of the Department of Justice when applying the law.

"It's possible" that "hostile nations" obtained sensitive information as a result of Clinton's conducts, says Comey, adding that he lacks "direct evidence" of this having occurred.

'What Does It Take For Someone To Mishandle Classified Information And Get In Trouble?'

11:47 - Hurd, a former CIA officer, asks Comey how Clinton's mishandling of the most sensitive national security secrets does not amount to a crime. Hurd says Clinton placed American lives at risk.

Hurd asks Comey if the FBI Director has a private email server in his basement for governmental work purposes.

'I Thank You For Your Integrity'

11:40 - Connolly describes the hearing as "political theatre," then proceeds to denigrate Trump as a hater of Muslims and women. He praises Comey's integrity.

"I have no bases for concluding that [Clinton] was untruthful with us," says Comey to Connolly, when asked if Clinton lied during her FBI interview.

11:38 - Comey can not explain the different between "extreme carelessness" - his non-legal description of Clinton's email conduct - and "gross negligence."

11:36 - "It's not true" that the Clintons enjoy a different standard of justice than ordinary Americans, says Comey, when asked about threats to the rule of law by Duncan.

More Southern Summer Gear

11:30 - Cooper praises Comey's "speaking truth to power," and accepts Clinton's narrative that "retroactive" classification of emails is unfair.

Comey - 'Possible' That Clinton Did Not Understand Classification Markings

11:25 - Questioned by Meadows, Comey entertains the possibility that Clinton may not have been "sophisticated" enough to understand markings on documents pertaining to classification.

11:18 - Lynch repeats Clinton's talking point that Colin Powell also used a non-government email account through which to send and receive emails in his capacity as Secretary of State. He brings Powell's memoir as a prop.

11:13 - Lumis says Clinton should've been familiar with 18 U.S. Code § 1924 given her legal education. Comey continues to claim that there is a lack of evidence of Clinton having criminal intent.

(a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

(b) For purposes of this section, the provision of documents and materials to the Congress shall not constitute an offense under subsection (a).

(c) In this section, the term “classified information of the United States” means information originated, owned, or possessed by the United States Government concerning the national defense or foreign relations of the United States that has been determined pursuant to law or Executive order to require protection against unauthorized disclosure in the interests of national security.

11:11 - Clay chases "white supremacists," connecting Trump to #WhiteGenocide Twitter campaigns from white nationalists.

Clay's Summer Gear

11:08 - Clay describes the hearing as a "blatantly partisan" witch hunt in his attempt to exonerate Clinton, he then speaks of white supremacist websites.

Comey Believes Clinton Set Up Her Email System For 'Convenience'

11:04 - Comey accepts Clinton's narrative that her email system was set up "for convenience," refusing to speculate if she deliberately sought to escape governmental capture and potential subsequent scrutiny.

Comey Unsure If He'd Hire Someone Like Clinton For An FBI Gig

11:00 - Comey refuses to answer whether or not he would hire someone to an FBI position who had been "extremely careless" - the way he described Clinton's email conduct - in his/her handling of classified information when asked about the hypothetical scenario by DeSantis.

10:49 - Jordan challenges Comey's call to "consider the context" of Clinton's conduct, which he describes as typically the conduct of a defense attorney. Jordan asks if this amounted to protection of a political elite, amounting to two-tier justice system in violation of the rule of law.

"I don't believe so," says Comey, when asked if Clinton deliberately instructed her team to destroy evidence.

Comey - 'Nobody Knew' What I Was Going To Do Or Say On Tuesday

10:45 - Maloney goes after Cruz and Trump, deriding them as pushing a "conspiracy theory." Cruz claimed that Comey had "rewritten" a federal statute in deciding not to recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton or her loyalists. Trump described Comey as being complicit in a "rigged" system.

Comey insists that "nobody knew" he was going to make his statement on Tuesday, denying that he coordinated anything with the Obama Administration.

Gowdy - 'Consciousness And Intent"

10:36 - While being questioned by Gowdy, Comey acknowledges that Clinton lied when she said she never sent or received classified information via her private email account and server, about her use of only one device, about her handing over of all her work-related emails, and about her lawyers carefully reading her emails.

Gowdy implies that Clinton's conduct and deceit demonstrates "consciousness of guilt and intent."

Gowdy pushes against Comey's conclusion that "insufficient evidence of intent" exists to prosecute Clinton for gross negligence.

10:32 - Cummings challenges Trump without saying his name, rejecting Trump's claim that Petraeus was much more severely punished for much less severe compromises of sensitive intelligence than Clinton. Cummings says Petraeus "knowingly and intentionally" compromised sensitive intelligence, but Clinton did not.

Comey says Peteraeus admitted obstructed justice by lying to the FBI during its investigation of his mishandling of classified information.

10:28 - "My judgment is that [Clinton] did not break the law," says Comey.

10:27 - "We have no basis to conclude that she [Clinton] lied to the FBI."

10:26 - Comey says that Clinton's servers were located in the basement of her New York home, describing the location as "unauthorized."

10:23 - "Did they know they were doing something illegal?" asks Comey rhetorically, implying that Clinton did not deliberately violate any laws. Speaking of a lack of precedent to prosecute Clinton for gross negligence, he makes no mention of the unprecedented nature of Clinton's conduct.

Comey says Clinton's conduct amounted to "great carelessness," but not gross negligence.

10:21 - "Competent, honest, and independent" is how Comey describes the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private email address and account. He says the investigation reflected the best standards of the FBI's tradition.

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