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Former FBI Director James Comey may ignore House GOP Subpoena if he can’t testify in public setting

Here's why he is calling for so-called "transparency"

The rumor that Comey would be subpoenaed started shortly after the Democrats won back the house on November 6th. But now it’s reality. House GOP members have officially subpoenaed Former FBI Director James Comey.

Comey – who was fired by President Trump on May 9, 2017 – has to be in front of the House Judiciary Committee on December 3rd, as well as former Attorney General Loretta Lynch who is set for December 4th. She – and James Comey – will be testifying under-oath in from the GOP House Judiciary committee. They will have to answer questions privately with no broadcasting.


Comey has said in the past and even reiterated in a tweet that he does not want to testify privately but rather in front of cameras.

James Comey on Twitter

House Republicans can ask me anything they want but I want the American people to watch, so let’s have a public hearing. Truth is best served by transparency. Let me know when is convenient.

James Comey on Twitter

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.

He’s trying to get out of testifying; saying he wants to do it in front of cameras for “transparency”. Well, that would normally be a good thing, but when you’re dealing with Democrats, they love to grandstand. Meaning, they use the opportunity of testifying to play to their base and don’t actually care about testifying or providing any helpful information. I do find it funny that ‘Leaky Comey’ wants transparency, but he sure didn’t want transparency during the Clinton email scandal or the unconstitutional spying he authorized on the Trump campaign.

Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) made a fantastic point earlier this week in regards to Comey not wanting to testify in a private setting. The point he made was that if the hearing is open and being broadcasted Comey can use the excuse of “this is sensitive information that I cannot speak on in a public setting”.

Chuck Grassley – The Chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee and ultimately the one who subpoenaed James Comey – does not play does games. If Comey ignores the order and doesn’t show up, Grassley will most likely hold Comey in contempt of Court and Comey may even be thrown in jail.