Cummings came to the defense of FBI Director James Comey, a Republican, who was summoned to testify to the House Oversight Committee about his decision this week not to recommend criminal charges against Clinton. Cummings slammed Republicans for flip-flopping from praise to criticism when Comey did not recommend criminal charges and said that Comey was “on trial” in a sense.
“Amazingly, amazingly, some Republicans who were praising you just days ago for your independence, for your integrity, and your honesty, instantly turned against you, because your recommendation conflicted with the predetermined outcome they wanted,” Cummings said. “In their eyes, you had one job. And one job only: to prosecute Hillary Clinton. But you refused to do so. So now you are being summoned here to answer for your alleged transgressions. And in a sense, Mr. Director, you are on trial.”