Comey is trying to resist testifying in private

He is filing before the courts to quash a Congressional subpoena. His motion will ultimately fail. Congress has a legitimate interest in asking him questions about matters that are classified, which he still knows even though he was read out of the programs and his clearances were removed. Furthermore, the courts have no authority to block Congress asking legitimate questions about Comey's actions. The President will not be shielding him behind executive privilege.

But none of that will matter if Comey can delay matters until after the new Congress is seated. That's his goal: keep any hearings public, so he can't be asked about classified material, and delay until the change in control in the House protects him.

This entry was published Mon Dec 03 07:47:19 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-11-30 01:45:11.0. [Tweet]

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