Comey drops fight against House subpoena

The committee’s chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said the interview would be closed door and transcribed — and that a transcript would be released “as soon as possible after the interview.”…

In a tweet after his decision, Comey said he was “grateful for a fair hearing” from Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of President Donald Trump, on Friday.

“Hard to protect my rights without being in contempt, which I don’t believe in. So will sit in the dark, but Republicans agree I’m free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours,” he said. “This is the closest I can get to public testimony.”