Comey blinks in battle with Congress over 'grandiose' demand for public hearing
05 December, 2018, 03:13 | Author: Lucy Floyd
"Hard to protect my rights without being in contempt, which I don't believe in", Comey tweeted yesterday after withdrawing his legal challenge in federal court.
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. Comey had been pushing for a public hearing.
Former FBI Director James Comey will be appearing before the House Judiciary Committee this week.
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's lawyer, told Reuters that Republicans agreed to "make any or all of that transcript public". "Mr. Comey should agree to these terms and see that we have the same objective, which is to find the truth and seek transparency".
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Comey said he was willing to testify publicly but not behind closed doors.
"Mr. Comey appreciates the Court's attention to the above-captioned matter, but has now reached an acceptable accommodation with U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary for voluntary testimony", Comey's lawyers wrote in a court filing Sunday.
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. Trump fired Comey in May 2017.
Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies campaign collusion, calling the Mueller investigation a political witch hunt.
After an initial hearing on the challenge Friday, U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden did not rule but indicated he was unlikely to grant Comey's motion.
The agreement came a day before lawyers were to appear at a court hearing.
A declaration by the general counsel and parliamentarian for the House Judiciary mafe a case for why Comey's testimony was fair to demand, while also spelling out how Republicans plan to use it to undermine the origins of the Russian Federation probe as well as his decision to end the Clinton email probe during an election year.
Comey's lawyers argued that a closed hearing would allow for 'selective leaks, is abusive to witnesses, and furthers no legitimate congressional objective'.
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