Comey agrees to House interview with conditions: ‘Your offer is self-serving and hypocritical!’

Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey has pushed back against reports that House Republicans plan to subpoena him for a private hearing by virtue signalling to his 1.1 million followers on Twitter about the need for total and complete transparency.

“House Republicans can ask me anything they want but I want the American people to watch, so let’s have a public hearing. Truth is best served by transparency. Let me know when is convenient,” he tweeted Friday afternoon in an attempt to virtue signal his alleged honesty.

But if Comey thought his tweet would inspire Twitter users to clap in fervent applause, he thought wrong. Instead social media users blasted him for his “self-serving and hypocritical” stunt.

Look:

Social media users may have had a point.

House Republicans plan to subpoena both Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch as part of a final attempt to uncover more information regarding the DOJ and FBI’s mishandling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., has notified colleagues that he will subpoena Comey for a closed-door deposition Nov. 29 and Lynch for Dec. 5, according to a person familiar with the subpoenas,” the Associated Press confirmed Friday.

During previous public hearings held in 2017, Comey repeatedly refused to address answer fundamental questions about the investigation on the grounds that the info was classified.

When the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the then-director in early May of 2017, only days before his termination, about a leaked email from a Democrat operative regarding Lynch’s willingness to do whatever was necessary to protect Clinton, he refused to answer.

“What steps did the FBI take to determine whether Attorney General Lynch had actually given assurances that the political fix was in no matter what? Did the FBI interview the person who wrote the email? If not, why not?” commitee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley asked.

“I have to give you the same answer. I can’t talk about that in an unclassified setting,” Comey replied.

It’s expected by many that were yet another public hearing held about the FBI’s bungled investigation, the disgraced former director would again resort to playing the same game. It’s a game that Comey has played over and over and over again for the past two or so years.

And the the fact that the disgraced former director has also spent the last two years prancing around the country like a showboating, grandstanding celebrity doesn’t help his case.

More reactions from social media can be seen below:

Due to the mounting election losses suffered in the House during the recent midterm elections, House Republicans have until the end of the year to finish up their work before soon-to-be Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team take over.

Vivek Saxena

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