PressTV-Comey, Republicans reach agreement

Former FBI director James Comey is set to testify in private before US Congress this week after reaching a deal with Republicans amid the so-called Russia probe.

Comey will testify next Friday after reaching a deal with the Republicans and dropping his challenge to a House subpoena, his lawyer, David Kelly, confirmed to The Hill Sunday.

The former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had earlier in the day announced that he would not be able to give his testimony in public.

“Grateful for a fair hearing from judge. Hard to protect my rights without being in contempt, which I don’t believe in,” Comey wrote on Twitter, following a hearing on his challenge.

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Virginia Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte offered to publicly release a transcript of the closed-door testimony.

“So will sit in the dark, but Republicans agree I’m free to talk when done and transcript released in 24…

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