Comey drops fight against House subpoena

Former FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill

"Grateful for a fair hearing from judge", he tweeted Sunday. So [I] will sit in the dark, but Republicans agree I'm free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director tweeted about the deal as well, writing, "This is the closest I can get to public testimony".

Comey also "moved on Sunday to withdraw his motion to quash the congressional subpoena", CNN reported.

Former FBI Director James Comey will be interviewed behind closed doors by lawmakers Friday morning, according to a House Judiciary Committee aide.

They will likely ask him about the FBI's decisions in 2016 that determined the outcome of a investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's illicit use, while secretary of state, of a private email server where more than 100 classified documents were open to unfriendly governments' prying eyes.

More news: Wilder, Fury draw in epic heavyweight showdown

Former FBI Director James Comey wrote on Twitter that he will testify privately before a House panel Monday on the condition that he will be able to speak freely afterward and that a public transcript will be released within 24 hours.

A transcript of the interview will be released "as soon as possible after the interview, in the name of our combined desire for transparency", Goodlatte said.

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. He is free to discuss his testimony, which is now voluntary, his lawyer said.

Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies campaign collusion, calling the Mueller investigation a political witch hunt.

More news: Callum Hudson Odoi could be latest England youngster to move to Germany

"The broader goal of these tweets and leaks appears to be to mislead the public and to undermine public confidence in the FBI and the DOJ during a time when President Trump and members of his administration and campaign team are reported to be under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other law enforcement authorities", Comey wrote in his complaint.

McFadden in court Friday noted House lawyers had cited a 1975 Supreme Court ruling, which invoked the speech or debate clause of the Constitution, granting members of Congress immunity from civil suits, or arrest, while performing their duties.

Comey argued that he was willing to appear in a public hearing, but feared that a closed-door session would only give Republicans the ability to selectively leak information about his testimony.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was in office in 2016, was also subpoenaed and ordered to appear this week for closed-door testimony.

More news: Jamal Khashoggi: Canada levels sanctions on 17 Saudi nationals

Related News:

  • Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855

    Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855

    Key will be a new, 4th generation multi-core AI Engine, drawing together the Adreno, Kryo, and Hexagon components of the SoC. The company has confirmed a launch of the new phone on 10 December and also showed off the device's front panel.
    Trump signs new trade deal with Canada and Mexico

    Trump signs new trade deal with Canada and Mexico

    Trump since his campaign had called NAFTA the worst trade deal in history, though much of it is carried over in the new version. Friday's signing ceremony is a crowning moment for Trump, who loves to tout his deal-making prowess.
    100-day performance: PM Imran ensures to uplift the weak, provide justice

    100-day performance: PM Imran ensures to uplift the weak, provide justice

    Speaking at the occasion, Kaur said if the Berlin Wall can fall, hatred and mistrust between India and Pakistan can also end. Pakistan's limitless capacity for treacherous behavior is matched only by India's bottomless ability to get surprised by it.
  • Quake  rocks Anchorage, but no tsunami warning for B.C.

    Quake rocks Anchorage, but no tsunami warning for B.C.

    At present, three overnight emergency shelters in Anchorage , Chugiak and Wasilla have been opened by the Red Cross of Alaska. According to CNN's Brian Stelter, the quake knocked all local Anchorage TV stations off the airwaves Friday morning.
    White House: US, China declare 90-day halt to new tariffs

    White House: US, China declare 90-day halt to new tariffs

    His tariff campaign against the country began in January 2018, and saw a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports imposed in March. Beyond trade , Washington and Beijing find themselves increasingly entangled on hard-to-resolve issues.
    Kate Middleton Focusing on Public Image, Keeping Up with Meghan Markle

    Kate Middleton Focusing on Public Image, Keeping Up with Meghan Markle

    If Kate does get her wish, the royal kids wouldn't be the first members of the family to be multilingual. Before Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex , she was married to film producer Trevor Engelson.
  • Israeli Prime Minister under threat from third corruption case

    Israeli Prime Minister under threat from third corruption case

    Police say there is enough evidence to charge Elovitch with bribery, interfering with an investigation, and financial crimes. The Bezeq case, known as Case 4000 , is the most serious of all those of which Netanyahu has been accused.
    Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

    Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

    Putin said at the summit that there's been no discussion with Ukraine about releasing the sailors or the ships. Merkel said Germany had suggested a meeting of the Normandy group to discuss the crisis.
    Liverpool eye Merseyside derby boost after Euro flop

    Liverpool eye Merseyside derby boost after Euro flop

    For sure, it will be a really tough, tough match, we are playing against a strong side, quality, Klopp is doing a very good job. "Analyse Everton and then tell me it will be an easy game".
  • Officer accused of killing man in wrong apartment indicted for murder

    Officer accused of killing man in wrong apartment indicted for murder

    At a press conference, Johnson praised both the grand jury and investigators from her office for their hard work on the case. Guyger had allegedly shot Jean, after she mistook him for an intruder upon entering his apartment after her shift was over.
    Joshua left in the shade by twin dangers of Fury and Wilder

    Joshua left in the shade by twin dangers of Fury and Wilder

    The world knows the truth. 'God bless America , the gypsy king has returned!' "I thought I should have took the belt home". That's the second best heavyweight in the world behind me'.
    Caravan Migrants Tell MSNBC, 'We Want To Go Home'

    Caravan Migrants Tell MSNBC, 'We Want To Go Home'

    The more violent the confrontations, some feel, the less likely the US government will look kindly on their plight. Mexico's government has pushed back, arguing that the migrants have a right to ask USA officials for asylum.


Most liked

Syrian media reports air strike south of Damascus
Syrian state media mentioned an army resource yet did not define what the target was or where it originated from. On many days, Hamza Abu Shalhoub is the only person sitting inside the derelict VIP lounge of what used to.

Southampton vs. Manchester United - Football Match Report
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho , gave his squad a dressing down before their game with Southampton on Saturday.

Powell: US economy healthy and rate hikes aren't automatic
The president argued that the Fed is hurting the USA economy by raising interest rates. "The neutral rate is an absurd concept ". Then: Home sales have fallen to their slowest pace in two years, and low inventory in the housing market isn't helping.

UK’s Labour will try to topple May if Brexit deal rejected
She declined to entertain questions about what alternative she might offer if the current agreement is rejected on December 11. He told reporters: "The European Union has just agreed an orderly divorce with the United Kingdom".

UGA misses College Football Playoff after Alabama loss
Alabama and Clemson opened as double-digit favorites in their respective semifinal games against Oklahoma and Notre Dame . They'll probably win a national championship, in my opinion. "They are one of the four best teams in the country.

British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive
HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. People are encouraged to get their STI tests done at these clinics, conducted free and with utmost confidentiality.

Cameramen compete to take Crown Prince's pictures at G20
Canada has been outspoken on human rights in Saudi Arabia, which has retaliated by breaking off diplomatic relations and vowing to end trade.

Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
CAF confirmed the unanimous decision after a meeting of its executive committee in Accra. It will also be the first Afcon expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

George H.W. Bush dies at 94
Former US President George HW Bush passed away at the age of 94, a family spokesperson announced on late Friday, November 30. Before Bush's military career concluded in 1945, he'd flown 58 combat missions during World War II.

Emmanuel Macron Complains to Saudi Crown Prince: 'You Never Listen to Me'
Mattis and Pompeo urged senators to support the USA involvement in the war in Yemen, including assistance to Saudi Arabia. But with the agency not publicly stating so, Trump has attempted to deflect blame away from the crown prince.

Russian Federation accepts need for oil cuts, bargains with Saudi on details
While US crude futures were hovering at $50.29 a barrel, global benchmark Brent crude ended at $58.76 a barrel on Wednesday. The cartel is looking to stabilize global oil prices that have fallen over 30% since last month.

Video of Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt assaulting woman surfaces
Abigail Ottinger , 19, told officers that Hunt "shoved and pushed" outside of what Cleveland.com calls Hunt's "hotel apartment". The incident had been previously reported by multiple outlets, but Friday was the first time video was publicized.

Nooses found outside MS legislature day before Senate vote
MS - which still has the Confederate battle emblem on its state flag - has a history of racially motivated lynchings. Cindy Hyde-Smith about her comments referencing a "public hanging" and suggested her apology should suffice.

Eriksen keeps Tottenham’s CL bid alive, sealing win vs Inter
Meanwhile, Tottenham will visit the Emirates to face Arsenal on the same day in the Premier League , in a huge north London derby. We need to stay humble, try to improve because football is about always improving.

Melania Trump brushes off Christmas decoration critics: 'I think they look fantastic'
The First Lady hasn't always been able to rise above the fray. "That can happen very quickly". Trump said she wanted to educate the next generation on the dangers of drug use.