House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte says questions to the former FBI director need to be asked in a private setting and that a transcript edited for classified information will be released the following day. Comey has requested a public hearing.
"We're almost done with this investigation, he is one of the last witnesses, 16 other people have testified under oath in the same setting that we're asking him to do it," Goodlatte said. "His claim that he needs to do it in public is in my opinion, a farce."
"Frankly, five minutes is not enough time for an experienced former prosecutor like Trey Gowdy or John Ratcliffe to follow all the threads that need to be followed and hundreds of questions that need to be asked."