Incoming House Democratic Caucus Hakeem Jeffries on Friday had harsh words for the House Republicans' closed door hearings with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, saying it was a "total and complete waste of time" since everybody already knows what Comey did during the 2016 election.
Comey initially resisted the subpoena from committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), saying he wanted a public hearing.
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The interview is expected to last much of the day. A transcript of the interview with members of the House Judiciary Committee will be released as soon as possible, perhaps in the next 24 hours.
"I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions". He argued that Republicans would selectively leak details from the interview.
The interview comes as GOP lawmakers wrap up a yearlong investigation into decisions made at the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election.