MR. COMEY IN MANHATTAN
Time passes. Former FBI director James B. Comey will offer private testimony Friday on Capitol Hill, responding to a subpoena by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican — with a transcript of his testimony to be released afterward.
“Republicans agree I’m free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours. This is the closest I can get to public testimony,” Mr. Comey tweeted earlier this week.
He will have a chance to talk this weekend. Mr. Comey will appear at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, a favorite forum for high-profile folk. Admission is $50; the event, hosted by NBC News political analyst Nicolle Wallace, is sold out.
“In this sure-to-be riveting talk, he shares insights into the strongholds and fault lines existing at the highest levels of justice in America, and the challenges he faced in navigating them,” the event organizers note. “He will discuss his rise from Yonkers native to prosecutor, deputy attorney general, private lawyer, law professor, and finally, FBI director, leading and driving our justice system. Hear firsthand about Comey’s views on ethical leadership, and about the values he sees as critical to justice and to our national security.”