UPDATED 9:27 AM PT — Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Fired FBI Director James Comey is on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
House Republicans will grill Comey behind closed doors Friday about his role in investigating alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
They will also ask him about his decision to not file criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server before she was even interviewed.
Republicans will also focus on alleged political bias by Obama-era FBI officials and potential FISA court abuses.
Comey had refused to testify in private, but reached a deal with House Republicans to release a transcript of the interview within 24-hours.
Meanwhile, President Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to slam Comey ahead of his hearing. The president, again, called Robert Mueller and the entire Russia investigation a “total witch hunt.”
Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of “legal” at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
This comes as the special counsel gears up to file documents on key players in the probe.