UPDATED 6:24 AM PT — Mon. Dec. 3, 2018
Former FBI Director James Comey will be appearing before the House Judiciary Committee this week. He dropped his legal fight against the subpoena on Sunday, compelling him to testify behind closed doors.
Comey said he and the committee had reached an acceptable compromise after agreeing to publish a full transcript of the interview.
This comes after he had vowed to fight his subpoena, claiming a closed-door hearing would allow the Department of Justice to “twist his words.”
“My interest is in making sure people get a full and fair view of the facts,” stated Coemy. “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 let’s have sunshine.”
In a recent tweet, Comey thanked the judge for giving him a fair hearing and said it was difficult to protect his rights without being in contempt of court.
Grateful for a fair hearing from judge. Hard to protect my rights without being in contempt, which I don’t believe in. So will sit in the dark, but Republicans agree I’m free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours. This is the closest I can get to public testimony.
— James Comey (@Comey) December 2, 2018
Comey said the compromise is the closest he will get to a public testimony.