Ex-FBI director Comey drops bid to challenge Republican subpoena

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI Director James Comey has dropped his legal challenge seeking to quash a Republican congressional subpoena and will agree to a closed-door deposition on Dec. 7 about the FBI’s decision making on investigations leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.

As part of a new agreement with the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, lawmakers have agreed to release a full transcript of Comey’s testimony within 24 hours, and he in turn is free to make all or part of it available to the public, his lawyer David Kelley said.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; editing by Grant McCool)

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