He also said he had agreed to testify again on December 17.
"We could have done this in open setting", Comey said, because "we're talking again about Hillary Clinton's emails for Heaven's sake". Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared to be most frustrated, explaining to the press that Comey came with two attorneys, one of whom has instructed his client to answer very few questions.
"Robert Mueller and Leakin" Lyin" James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest, ' Trump wrote Friday. "The Democrats' political position has always been that the investigation of the investigators is a distraction and something that's being concocted in order to undermine the credibility of Mueller's investigation".
According to a statement from Gowdy's Office, Comey answered "I don't remember" 71 times, "I don't know" 166 times and "I don't recall" eight times. "There is no evidence whatsoever of bias at the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any of this other nonsense".
Comey had fought the congressional subpoena in court, pushing for a public hearing before settling for some concessions. Republicans argue that department officials were biased against Donald Trump as they started an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation and cleared Democrat Hillary Clinton in the probe into her email use. Democrats and Comey rebuked that claim, instead saying there were only a handful of questions that he could not answer because of ongoing criminal investigations.
Over the previous year, Republicans on the Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform panels have brought in a series of officials and said after the closed-door meetings that there is evidence of bias.
Trump says he wants Nauert as next United Nations ambassador
He said that Haley has done a great job in the role, and he believes Nauert is "a very good choice in the same tradition". She never traveled with and was not close to her first boss at the department, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson .
The president has repeatedly blasted Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt", and on Friday unleashed a Twitter tirade against Mueller, Comey and other current and former officials tied to the Russian Federation probe.
Trump took to Twitter to slam his former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.
New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the Judiciary panel, vowed to end the investigation when Democrats take the House majority in January.
"Don't do it in a dark corner and don't do it in a way where all you do is leak information", said Comey's attorney, David Kelley.
The committees are expected to release a transcript of the deposition as early as this weekend. The panel, per his request, will release a transcript of the interview to the public, and he can explain his answers for himself.
He added that the Justice Department inspector general's investigation into these matters is looming over all of this.