Fear of Comey

Jane Hamsher has some sources who tell her that thorn-in-the-president's-side James Comey is on the list of witness to testify before the Judiciary Committee on the subject of illegal spying but that "Comey has expressed concern that his testimony would bring about a situation where the White House would invoke executive privilege."

How is he a thorn in the president's side? Well, apart from refusing to authorize those wiretaps when Ashcroft was ill, "Comey was a Bush Administration appointee to the Justice Department who tangled with them almost from the day he arrived, challenging their positions on torture, illegal wiretapping and the CIA leak case. He appointed Patrick Fitzgerald and gave him the authority and the protection he needed in order to do his job."

He eventually resigned. Jane wants your opinion in her comments section... [HERE]. (FireDogLake)

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