Former FBI Director James Comey's attorney said Thursday his client will fight a subpoena to privately testify before Congress next month about FBI actions in the 2016 campaign.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte issued subpoenas for Comey and former Attorney General Lynch.
Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, is requesting private depositions from Comey on December 3 and Lynch on December 4. The investigation will end when Democrats take over the committee in January.
Soon after the subpoena was issued, Comey reiterated his call for a public hearing. "Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans," Comey tweeted. "I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a 'closed door' thing because I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see."