COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,
JOINT WITH THE
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT,
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
INTERVIEW OF: JAMES COMEY
Friday, December 7, 2018
The interview in the above matter was held in Room 2141,
Rayburn House Office Building, commencing at 10:12 a.m.
Members Present: Representatives Goodlatte, Issa, King,
Gohmert, Jordan, Buck, Ratcliffe, Gaetz, Biggs, Nadler, Jackson
Lee, Cohen, Deutch, Bass, Gowdy, Sanford, Meadows, Hurd,
Cummings, Cooper, Krishnamoorthi, Gomez, and Plaskett.
Chairman Goodlatte. This is a transcribed interview of
James Comey. Chairman Gowdy and I requested this interview as
part of a joint investigation by the House Committee on the
Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government
Reform into decisions made and not made by the Department of
Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the
2016 Presidential election.
Would the witness please state his name and the last
position he held at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the
Mr. Comey. Certainly, Mr. Chairman. My name is James
Brien Comey, Jr., and my last position was Director until May
9th of 2017.
Chairman Goodlatte. I want to thank you for appearing
today. My name is Bob Goodlatte. I am chairman of the Judiciary
Committee, and I will now ask everyone else who is here in the
room, other than Mr. Comey's personal counsel, who we will get
to in a moment, to introduce themselves for the record.
Mr. Gowdy. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina.
Mr. Ratcliffe. John Ratcliffe, Texas.
Mr. Meadows. Mark Meadows, North Carolina.
Mr. Jordan. Jim Jordan, Ohio.
Mr. Biggs. Andy Biggs, Arizona.
Mr. Buck. Ken Buck, Colorado.
Mr. Don. Ethan Don, FBI.
Ms. Bessee. Cecilia Bessee, FBI.
Mr. Parmiter. Robert Parmiter, House Judiciary Committee
Mr. Baker. Arthur Baker, House Judiciary Committee staff.