Former FBI Director James Comey to testify privately Friday

Former FBI Director James Comey to testify privately Friday

Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday he will comply with a congressional subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee for a closed-door hearing on the FBI's actions during the 2016 election.

Comey also expressed gratitude to U.S. Circuit Court Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of President Donald Trump, who is expected to make a formal ruling Monday. A lawyer for Congress, however, argued that committees can conduct investigations however they please and Comey had no right to refuse a subpoena or demand a public hearing.

His lawyer said an "accommodation" had been reached and that more details would be available later. Their interest is in gaining further information on probes into Hillary Clinton's email use and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

In a tweet Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, called Comey's lawsuit "baseless".

Trump fired Comey previous year on the grounds that Comey had mishandled the Clinton case, with both then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sending memos expressing agreement with the decision.

On Sunday, Goodlatte issued a statement saying the transcript of Comey's testimony would be released to the public "as soon as possible" after the interview "in the name of our combined desire for transparency".

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The Republican-led inquiry has been lambasted by Democrats as a partisan effort to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.

The clock is ticking for them to generate a result: Democrats will take over the House and its committees on January 3, following a gain of 40 seats in last month's elections.

Lawyers for the committee ridiculed Comey on Friday for his "grandiose demand" to offer testimony in public, where TV cameras would turn his answers into endlesly replayde video clips.

"Got a subpoena from House Republicans".

They have also claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation made missteps when it applied for a warrant to place former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page under surveillance.

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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