James Comey welcomes questioning from House GOP, but in PUBLIC hearing (is THIS why?)
House Republicans are reportedly planning to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey and ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch:
House Republicans preparing to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the final weeks of their majority. https://t.co/WU0WWEcCfI pic.twitter.com/E1EKaN79Vj
— ABC News (@ABC) November 17, 2018
James Comey said he welcomed such a probe, provided the questioning is not behind closed doors:
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 (@Comey) November 16, 2018
It was pointed out that, ironically, a public hearing in this instance wouldn’t exactly be incredibly transparent:
Great – but then you will not answer the majority of the questions because they are deemed confidential, secret or higher! So, your offer is self-serving and hypocritical! https://t.co/EJNoMy9Adv
— Kensei702 (@kensei702) November 17, 2018
.@Comey knows he can't be asked questions about classified information or the 2016 counterintelligence operation against @realDonaldTrump in a public hearing. He genuinely believes the American people are blind to his games. https://t.co/oiXwlX6v8s
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) November 17, 2018
It's it's on public they can't ask him about matters he was involved in that are still classified, like FISA abuse.
— Bo Dean (@BoDean09562751) November 17, 2018
He's saying this because he knows that they will be asking questions involving classified material, which he can't answer in a public setting.
Comey's trying to act righteous and pure here when in reality he knows full well that he has to be questioned behind closed doors. https://t.co/TRIkmxickJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 17, 2018
“Sorry, that’s classified” isn’t good viewing.
But exactly why you’re running this ridiculous play.
— Steve Phillips (@rumpletig) November 17, 2018