May 13, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Comey willing to testify, but only in public: report

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Fired FBI director Jim Comey stunned yesterday when he declined an invitation to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week in a closed session. Now a "close associate" of his told the NYTimes that he's more than willing to testify, but not behind closed doors.

Why it matters: Those closed sessions routinely leak to the press, but if Comey has something to say, a public hearing will be harder for Trump to avoid or describe as "fake news."

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