One particular statement made by former FBI Director James Comey indicates that he has never been pressured by the DOJ or a senior official to drop an investigation for political purposes.
On May 3rd James Comey made this statement under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Comey is asked by Senaotr Mazie Hironio (D-HI):
“So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?”
To which Comey says “In theory yes.”
He is then asked, “Has it happened?”
And Comey says, “Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.”
So Comey either committed perjury or there is nothing to his memo.
It’s as simple as that.