Former FBI Director James Comey began his Thanksgiving by refusing a subpoena by House Republicans to appear before a congressional committee Dec. 3 unless the hearing is made public.
“I will resist a ‘closed door’ thing because I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion,” Comey tweeted Thursday.
Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans. I’m still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a “closed door” thing because I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let’s have a hearing and invite everyone to see.
— James Comey (@Comey) November 22, 2018
Comey’s tweets come just two days after the New York Times report that revealed Trump tried to get his Justice Department to prosecute his political nemeses such as Comey and Hillary Clinton, before getting pushback from former White House counsel Don McGahn.
Comey was subpoenaed by House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte as part of a probe into FBI decisions made during the 2016 election.