McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness

CNN diplomatically reported that Comey had been confused by McCain's questions.

Even McCain acknowledged he missed the mark with his remarks and basically blamed it on the Diamondbacks.

McCain said he was troubled that Comey had closed the Clinton investigation while the probe into Russian Federation and possible ties to the Trump campaign remained open.

Comey's comments on the Clinton email were overshadowed by his descriptions of meetings with Trump over the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe of Russia's meddling in the USA presidential election. Comey told the Senate Committee on Thursday that he was told by Lynch not to refer to Hillary Clinton's investigation as an "investigation". What this did thematically for Comey is reiterate, I think, what's going to raise some pretty fair criticism once again which is he's so interested in being the last sign of defense for the credibility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and inherently himself that I think that, at times, it undermines his own arguments he's trying to make to show his object activity.

That the president seemed to talk to you specifically on March 30 and said he is frustrated that the word is not getting out that I am not under investigation, but if there are people that are in my circle that are, let's finish the investigation.

• There's more about Jeff Sessions we don't know: When asked about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Comey alluded to knowing more about why Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation than what has already been reported.

McCain was apparently unable to understand that the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was separate from and unrelated to the FBI's investigation of Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election. That investigation was closed in July of 2016.

In his statement, McCain did try to explain where he was going with his line of questioning.

John McCain, who is an ex oficio member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, concluded Thursday's questioning of former FBI Director James Comey.

"What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice", he continued. Were you confused by Senator John McCain's questions?

People couldn't stop talking about the senator and the confusion his comments caused.

Others defended McCain and his willingness to admit his performance wasn't the best. John McCainJohn McCainWinners and losers from Comey's testimony Meghan McCain: Trump must "clean house" after Comey hearing Arizona Diamondbacks to McCain: Shrug MORE's (R-Ariz.) daughter.

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