WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – Former FBI director James Comey withdrew a court appeal on Sunday attempting to suppress a congressional summons that compelled him to secretly vote over the office's decisions to testify regarding investigations ahead of the 2016 presidential election said.
Comey agreed to sit down at a closed door on Friday. Republicans in the US House Judiciary Committee promised to hand over a full copy to Comey within 24 hours of his testimony and will be allowed to "make one or more of these copies public," said Comey's lawyer David Kelley in a statement Reuters
Comey and the Republican legislature reached the new agreement on the day before attorneys should appear at a court hearing. A judge had been ordered to pass judgment on Comey's request for a summons to be dropped and congressional proceedings held – an application that had never before been issued by a judge in the United States.
SEE ALSO: Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is underway "For President Trump is devastating," says Alan Dershowitz
. At the center of the case is the question of whether the jury should force Comey to secretly testify on the FBI's investigation into the use of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a private email server, and whether President Donald Trump's campaign will cooperate with Russia Has.
The Republican-led investigation was abused by the Democrats as a partisan effort to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the US 2016 election. Moscow denies interference and Trump denies campaigning and calls the Müller investigation as a political witch hunt.
Kelley argued on Friday before this Republica They are violating the US House rules by holding no public hearing where all committee members can ask questions. Kelley accused the legislators of pressing for a closed hearing to selectively pass parts of Comey's testimony in order to undermine Mueller's investigations into Russia's interference in the elections.
So shameful that questions about the Russian witch-hunt were "leaked" to the media. No questions about Col … https://t.co/T2n7SAWgJp[19659014EsgabkeineAbsprachen(esisteinHoax)undesgibtkeineBehinderungderGerechtigkeit(dasisteinSetupundeineFalle)Wasgibtesdahttps://tco/WU8JFuWLJi[19659015×DerGeheimdienstausschussdesHausesgibtandassKEINEZUSAMMENFASSUNGzwischenderTrump-KampagneundRusslandbestandDahabeichhttps://tco/n4809kuVx3
gerade out: House Intelligence Committee Report released. "No evidence" that the Trump campaign crashed, "coordinated … https://t.co/3erasoPL4N[19659017"DiesesMemobestätigtvöllig"Trump"inProbeAberdierussischeHexenjagdgehtimmerweiterEswarkeinKollusionhttps://tco/GPYj4JbKgN[19659018EsscheintsehrschwerzuseindieGerechtigkeitfüreinVerbrechenzubehinderndasniemalspassiertist!Hexenjagd!
Dies is the greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
You are experiencing the biggest witch hunt in American politics – led by very poor and conflict-ridden people! #MAGA
"The Russians did not have any compromising information about Donald Trump" @FoxNews Of course not, because there are none, and … https://t.co/R9sniNq1ar[19659022([email protected]manreportonthehttps://tco/wEVP4iGN6n[19659023DieMüller-UntersuchunghätteniemalsgestartetwerdensollendaeskeineAbsprachengabundkeineStraftatenvorlagenEswardieBasishttps://tco/oMCKEA7WmJ[19659024Die13verärgertenDemokratendiefürdierussischeHexenjagdverantwortlichsindbeginnenherauszufindendasseseinGerichtssystemgibthttps://tco/W32TtSNOrw
A must: legal scholar Alan Dershowitz was talking about @foxandfriends about what in terms of … https: // t .co / EZ7cdgtUU [19659026lgehtDieRussiaWitchHuntverliertschnellanGlaubwürdigkeitDasHouseIntelligenceCommitteefandkeineAbsprachenkeineKoordinierunghttps://tco/MMfLEunjG6[19659027DiegrößteHexenjagdinderamerikanischenGeschichtegehtweiterEsgabkeineAbsprachenalleeinschließlichderDemshttps://tco/j7rc1QKCLw[19659028jamesComeyMemosnurundzeigendeutlichdassesKEINEKollusionundkeineStörunggabAußerdemisterdurchgesickerthttps://tco/YfMYBrTkza[19659029WährenddiegefälschterussischeHexenjagdfortfährtlachenzweiGruppenüberdieseEntschuldigungfüreineverloreneWahlDemokratenundRussen
… brought against him and now wants to clear his name by "the false or misleading testimony of James Comey, John Brennan … "shows: Witch Hunt!
The agenda of MAKE AMERICA GREAT WIEDER runs very well despite the Witch's distraction. Many new jobs, a lot of business excitement, ..
Jared Kushner proved very well yesterday that he did not work with the Russians. Witch hunt. Next, 11-year-old Barron Trump!
When James Clapper and virtually anyone else familiar with witch hunting says there are no collusion, when does it end?
My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the biggest witch hunt in political history. Sad!
Despite the fake witch-hunt in America, economic and employment numbers are high. Regulations down, jobs and enthusiasm up!
A total witch hunt with massive conflicts of interest!
Is this Phony Witch Hunt take even longer, so this has incorrectly to the elections in the middle of the elections of … Https://t.co/7LtsbGyV80[19659038DerMüller-TesthätteniemalsgestartetwerdensollendaeskeineAbsprachengabundkeinVerbrechenvorlagEswardieBasishttps://tco/oMCKEA7WmJ[19659039noneEinGroßteildesbösenBlutesmitRusslandistaufdieFake&CorruptRussiaInvestigationzurückzuführenangeführtvondenganzenDemokratenhttps://tco/eA1AtTPv49 "Special council should find crimes, whether a crime exists or not. I was against the selection of Muller … https://t.co/KYsOPqiVBG[19659041ThushistoricallycooperativedisciplinedapproachweagreedwithRobertMuller(https://tco/yjSuYhmzJb
Why the Mueller team has 13 hard-core Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and zero Republicans? A … https://t.co/wKNAVhWJcz[19659043(IwantedinDecemberasrecordedRobertMuellerfeuernvotefromFailingNewYorkTimeshadtehisfirehttps://tco/wi7FDNjqK7[19659044CHAPTER
But Thomas Hungar, advocate of the US House of Representatives, said in a case of the The Supreme Court of 1975, known as Eastland against the US Servicemen Fund, has made it clear that the speech or debate clause in the US Constitution provides for full immunity for the issuance of such summonses.
Pleadings not quoted by Comey's lawyer and urged him to ask the judge for an opportunity y to answer on Sunday. (Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch, Editor: Grant McCool)