FILE - In this Thursday, June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A published report says President Donald Trump told his counsel’s office last spring he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and Comey. The New York Times says the idea prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible impeachment (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on FBI actions

November 22, 2018 - 10:04 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee has subpoenaed former FBI chief James Comey to make himself available for an interview, but he only wants to do it if the event is public.

Comey says he'll resist appearing behind closed doors Dec. 3. He says of House Republicans: "I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see."

The House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, subpoenaed Comey as part of an investigation into what some Republicans consider FBI bias against Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

Comey tweets: "I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions." But not privately.

House Republicans are in their final weeks of controlling the chamber before Democrats take over in January.

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