As reported by DailyCaller
Former FBI Director James Comey is asking a federal judge to block a subpoena for his closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
The committee subpoenaed Comey on Nov. 21 to appear for a deposition Dec. 3 regarding his handling of the FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Comey responded to the subpoena on Twitter, calling for a public hearing instead of a private interview.
His attorneys argue the subpoena request violates House rules, which they assert operate under the presumption that hearings be open to the public.
Comey’s legal team also argues that the House committees have selectively leaked details of closed-door testimony from other current and former FBI officials.
“Mr. Comey asks this Court’s intervention not to avoid giving testimony but to prevent the Joint Committee from using the pretext of a closed interview to peddle a distorted, partisan political narrative about the Clinton and Russia investigations through selective leaks,” reads a court filing submitted in federal court in Washington, D.C.