House Oversight Committee Chairman Chaffetz Says Comey Public Hearing Has Been Postponed

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 3: Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey is expected to answer questions about Russian involvement into the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Fired FBI Director James Comey will not be testifying in a public hearing at any time this week.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had invited Comey to testify at a hearing on Wednesday on the circumstances surrounding his termination.

But Chaffetz has since issued a tweet saying he had spoken with Comey, and that the former director wants to speak speak with Robert Mueller, the newly-appointed special counsel investigating Russian meddling into the 2016 election, before agreeing to a public testimony. The hearing has now been postponed with no future date on the books.

Comey had also declined to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which also extended him an invitation to testify, according to that committee’s chairman and ranking member.

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SOURCE: CBS News, Emily Tillett