Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, confirmed late this week that President Trump is definitely not under an investigation by the FBI.
The fact was confirmed to him in a private meeting with former FBI Director James Comey just days before Trump fired him.
Grassley argued in a tweet after the meeting that Comey should have been more clear with the American people because they deserve to know if their president is being investigated.
In his recent testimony before Congress, Comey refused to answer whether Trump was under investigation.
But now it’s obvious that an investigation was not the motivation for Comey’s ouster, much as the left would love it to be so.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday vouched for President Trump’s assertion in a letter to former FBI Director James Comey that he was not under investigation by the FBI.
Grassley told committee members at an executive meeting that he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had met with Comey last week, and that he had briefed them on who the targets of the various investigations are.
“Senator Feinstein and I heard nothing that contradicted the President’s statement,” he said.
Feinstein then said after Grassley’s statement, “I very much appreciate what you’ve said and it’s very accurate, and we were briefed.”
Grassley said that, shortly after Comey had briefed them, he had tweeted that the then-FBI director should be more transparent.
“I said he should tell the public what he told Senator Feinstein and me about whether the FBI is or is not investigating the President,” he said.
“Now Mr. Comey is no longer the FBI director. But the FBI should still follow my advice. It should confirm to the public whether it is or is not investigating the President. Because it has failed to make this clear, speculation has run rampant.”
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Comey refused to confirm whether the president was under FBI investigation, saying that doing so put him on a slippery slope of having to answer who else is or is not under investigation.
“I understand why he took that position, but I don’t agree – at least not when it comes to the President and senior government officials. The American people deserve to know if senior government officials are under active criminal or intelligence investigation,” Grassley said.