Comey to Testify In Secret, Withdraws Bid to Quash Congressional Subpoena

05 December, 2018, 03:12 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Former FBI Director James Comey

"Grateful for a fair hearing from judge", he tweeted Sunday. "Hard to protect my rights without being in contempt, which I don't believe in", Comey wrote in a Twitter post. So [I] will sit in the dark, but Republicans agree I'm free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours.

He has asked the judge to issue an emergency order to pause the congressional proceedings and to quash the subpoena.

But he struck an agreement with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, to allow him to publish a transcript within 24 hours, and for a promise that he wouldn't be prohibited from talking about his testimony.

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House republicans are investigating how the FBI and the Department of Justice handled investigations into Hillary Clinton's email practices, as well the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comey had been attempting to make the hearing a public one, but agreed to testify in a private setting provided the transcript be released afterward.

Comey sought a public hearing, claiming in a court filing Thursday that he feared "selective leaks" from Republicans. Democrats say the GOP is hoping to use the issue to derail or discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies campaign collusion, calling the Mueller investigation a political witch hunt.

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McFadden in court Friday noted House lawyers had cited a 1975 Supreme Court ruling, which invoked the speech or debate clause of the Constitution, granting members of Congress immunity from civil suits, or arrest, while performing their duties.

An internal report released in July stated that Comey deviated from norms of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice in handling the Clinton probe but his actions were not driven by political bias to help either side. In the new Congress, Democrats take the majority in the House and Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY is likely to be the new chairman.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who also was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee to appear behind closed doors on Tuesday, is negotiating with the committee to appear at a later date, according to two sources familiar with the discussions, who say the Obama appointee is not expected to appear next week.

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