James Comey To Testify Privately To The House Judiciary Committee

Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

"Hard to protect my rights without being in contempt, which I don't believe in", Comey said in a Twitter post.

He later withdrew his petition on Sunday, agreeing to sit down for the deposition with the ability to release a transcript to the public within 24 hours. "Mr. Comey chose to file a motion to quash despite clear Supreme Court precedent setting forth Congress' authority to issue subpoenas compelling testimony before its committees".

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, issued a statement later Sunday confirming the planned testimony.

Comey will answer questions about his handling of the FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the agency's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 general election.

At the heart of the case is whether the panel should be able to force Comey to testify in secret about the FBI's investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

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After resisting a November subpoena for a "closed door" session from the House, James Comey tweeted Sunday that he reached a deal regarding a "public testimony".

Comey agreed to sit down for a closed-door deposition on Friday.

Figliuzzi noted the dozen of inquiries into Comey's actions, from an IG investigation, to sworn testimony, to Comey's tell-all book. In theory, Comey could lose his court challenge and still win what he's seeking, if he manages to convince the judge to pause his subpoena until the House flips to Democratic control at year's end. And it says he was "personally involved" with the Russian Federation probe and "signed off" on the surveillance warrant for Trump advisor Carter Page, who came under scrutiny for his Russian Federation ties during the campaign.

In a tweet after his decision, Comey said he was "grateful for a fair hearing" from Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of President Donald Trump, on Friday. In the new Congress, Democrats take the majority in the House and Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY is likely to be the new chairman.

He sued quash the subpoena, expressing his wariness of "selective leaking" being used to paint a distorted partisan picture of his testimony.

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