"Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games", McCain joked in an official statement, suggesting that his late-night sports binging was the reason his questions "went over the heads" of folks on Twitter.
"I don't think many people questioned his credibility that much", DeWit said.
"I didn't believe she could credibly decline that investigation - at least not without grievous damage to the Department of Justice and to the FBI", Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee in his first public comments after President Donald Trump dismissed him. "And so I asked a close friend of mine to do it", he said. Investigators are looking into ties between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russian Federation.
What McCain did not seem to grasp, and what Comey attempted to clarify to the senator during the hearing, was that these were two completely separate investigations.
Comey said he interpreted that as a direction from the president, though not one which he was willing to obey.
During his testimony, Comey also said he had concerns that the President would lie about their meetings.
McCain seemed to imply that Comey had completed the investigation on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, while leaving the Russian interference investigation incomplete, and asked why such double standards were applied.
Probably the only other consideration that I guess I can talk about in an open setting is, at one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me.
Former FBI Director James Comey said he made a decision to speak publicly about the probe of Hillary Clinton's email after concluding that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had the appearance of a conflict of interest.
MCCAIN: "That investigation have any involvement of Secretary Clinton or any of her associates is completed?"
Comey told lawmakers on Thursday that he considered whether to call for the appointment of a special counsel because of Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton.
There has also been some complaints that Comey did not tell Trump he was being inappropriate by saying he'd like it if the FBI director would let the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn go.
McCain added: "While I missed an opportunity in today's hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record".