UPDATED 7:27 AM PT — Fri. Nov. 30, 2018
Fired FBI Director James Comey is asking a federal court to throw out the subpoena he received to testify about his involvement in the Clinton email probe.
Comey’s legal team filed a motion Thursday, arguing President Trump has created a false narrative that the FBI was loyal to Hillary Clinton during the investigation.
They also claimed a closed-door session would allow Republicans to distort and leak his testimony, which is a theory he has voiced since receiving the subpoena.
“My interest is in making sure that people get a full and fair view of the facts, very hard to do that in the dark, impossible to do it when people are leaving the dark and saying stuff that ain’t true about what happened in the dark, so lets have sunshine,” stated Comey.
Despite Comey’s complaints, members of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees are adamant that he testify behind closed doors. They are claiming a public hearing will allow Democrats to stall the process.
However, some critics are saying Comey is the one trying to halt the process.
“James Comey is going to court to try to squash the House subpoena. It is outrageous for somebody who says they want transparency, that he wants to testify before in an open hearing, that he is now trying to squash this subpoena. This guy, James Comey, is just playing the waiting game — that’s all this is about. James Comey knows that a Democrat House is taking over in January, six weeks from now, and that’s his game. His game is to wait it out and not have to testify.”
— David Bossie, author of “Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency”
Ranking Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler is expected to chair the House Judiciary Committee come January, leaving the job of protecting the president from Democrat investigations to GOP Representative Doug Collins.