James Comey to Testify Before House Committee

Seventy-five percent would make Trump easily one of the most popular leaders on the planet

Seventy-five percent would make Trump easily one of the most popular leaders on the planet

But unlike all previous witnesses who interviewed with the joint panel of House Judiciary Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Committee members for their probe into potential bias at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department in 2016, Comey will not be bound to silence by a confidentiality agreement after the meeting.

The committee subpoenaed Comey last month to testify about investigations into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation and Hillary Clinton's emails.

Republicans will also focus on alleged political bias by Obama-era Federal Bureau of Investigation officials and potential FISA court abuses.

House Republicans are set to interview former FBI Director James Comey behind closed doors Friday, the last time before they cede power to Democrats in January.

But on Friday, Comey is not bound by a confidentiality agreement.

Trump began his morning with a Twitter tirade where he attacked Mueller, using his professional relationship with Comey to kick it off.

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This comes as the special counsel gears up to file documents on key players in the probe.

Comey was in charge of both of those investigations.

"Why "Mr. Transparency" wants to go back to a setting where he knows he can not answer the questions is befuddling to me, and I don't think my fellow citizens buy that", Gowdy said. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who sits on the House Freedom Caucus with Meadows, thinks Rosenstein needs to explain a controversial New York Times report that suggested he had secretly recorded President Trump in the White House.

Mueller took over the department's investigation when he was appointed in May 2017 by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein just days after Comey's firing.

House Republicans have faced criticism - even from GOP Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, who is co-leading the effort - throughout their probe for breaking confidentiality agreements and selectively leaking portions of witnesses' answers that are often misleading without proper context.

Comey agreed to appear after striking a deal with the House's judiciary committee in which he will be free to speak about the questioning afterward and a transcript will be made public. But it also found there was no evidence that Comey's or the department's final conclusions were motivated by political bias toward either candidate.

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