Found through Ace:
Multiple U.S. senators are now demanding that FBI Director James Comey
disclose whether Fusion GPS, the Democratic opposition research firm
that produced the debunked dossier on President Trump’s alleged Russia
ties, was itself a Russian agent working on behalf of Vladimir Putin’s
Graham: Are you familiar with Fusion?
Comey: I know the name.
Graham: Are they part of the Russian intelligence apparatus?
Comey: I can’t say.
Do you agree with me that if Fusion was involved in preparing a dossier
against Donald Trump, that would be interfering in our election by the
Comey: I don’t want to say.
Grassley asked for information on March 6 about the FBI’s relationship to Christopher Steele,
author of a political opposition research dossier that alleged
collusion between associates of Donald Trump and the Russian government.
The FBI failed to respond, despite a March 20 deadline.
February 15, Grassley and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked for
a briefing and documents related to the resignation of Trump National
Security Advisor Mike Flynn and the leaks of classified info involving
him. There was a “startling lack of responsiveness” to the request,
Grassley wrote. Comey finally briefed Grassley and Feinstein in
mid-March, addressing also a small number of the questions about Steele.
April 19, the FBI claimed that the meeting addressed the concerns of
both letters. “That is incorrect,” Grassley noted. Not only has the FBI
failed to provide the documents requested in the March letter or answer
the vast majority of its questions, there appear to be “material
inconsistencies” between the description of the FBI’s relationship with
Steele that Comey gave in the briefing and information contained in
Justice Department documents made available to the committee after the
Comey needs to be informed "Answer the damned questions or be charged with contempt and placed in a cell."
Also, Tapper finds it "damning" that Comey didn't think Loretta Lynch
had the credibility to "credibly end this," that is, the investigation
into the Clinton email scandal, and to "decline prosecution."
I find it equally damning that Comey viewed it as his, the FBI's, and the DOJ's mission "to credibly end this" [investigation] by "declin[ing] prosecution."
Seems like Comey already had his pre-ordained conclusion firmly in
mind; he just didn't think Lynch had the credibility to do the dirty
deed herself. So he'd step up to the bat and do what Establishment Washington needed him to do: