Former FBI director James Comey has come to an agreement with House Republicans on the Judiciary and Oversight Committees to give a private deposition as soon as today.
Comey had sued the committees, looking to force Republicans to hear his testimony in public. But Comey was forced to drop that suit when it became clear he didn’t have a legal leg to stand on.
Citing a history of congressional leaks creating a “corrosive narrative,” Comey’s lawyers had resisted the GOP’s subpoena and insisted on a public hearing. They said in court documents Republicans’ demand for closed-door testimony “exceeds a proper legislative purpose, is issued in violation of House rules, and unduly prejudices and harasses the witness.”
But Comey, who was called to testify on Monday and is now expected to testify later this week, relented after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., agreed on Nov. 28 that the former FBI head’s remarks would be made public in their entirety.
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