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Mon Oct 1, 2018, 05:28 PM

Comey says he's willing to testify before Congress -- but only if it's public

Source: The Washington Post


By Matt Zapotosky

October 1 at 4:17 PM

Former FBI Director James B. Comey is willing to testify before two congressional committees investigating the Justice Department’s actions during the 2016 election — but only if he can do so publicly, his lawyer said in a letter Monday.

David N. Kelley, Comey’s lawyer, told Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees that while Comey “respectfully declines your request for a private interview,” he would “welcome the opportunity to testify at a public hearing.”

Kelley wrote that because Comey lacked a security clearance, there should be no concern about his having to discuss classified material. He wrote that he expected the committees would obtain approvals from the FBI for Comey to discuss events while he was in charge there. Because Mr. Comey has a variety of commitments in the coming months, please contact me as soon as possible to schedule a hearing date,” Kelley wrote.

Before Congress, to the Justice Department inspector general, in his book and in a bevy of media interviews, Comey already has addressed at length the bureau’s actions during the 2016 election, especially its handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/comey-says-hes-willing-to-testify-before-congress--but-only-if-its-public/2018/10/01/1a029780-c59e-11e8-b2b5-79270f9cce17_story.html

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Reply Comey says he's willing to testify before Congress -- but only if it's public (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater Oct 2018 #1
LonePirate Oct 2018 #2
bucolic_frolic Oct 2018 #3
mtasselin Oct 2018 #4
LuckyLib Oct 2018 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 05:31 PM

1. In that case there is now a ZERO percent chance he will get to.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 05:36 PM

2. I agree. No way will Repubs allow him to be questioned publicly by Dems.

Of course, things will change in January if we turn out and vote in November.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 05:55 PM

3. Comey willing to vent in public?

At election time? Again? How did that work out for anyone last time?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 07:23 PM

4. Wait

This will happen in January if the Democrats get out and vote so they take control of congress.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 12:16 AM

5. I wouldn't be behind closed doors to testify before any group in congress.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 12:35 AM

6. So interesting. Thank you, DonViejo. n/t

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