James Comey is in a panic.

The former FBI Director is fighting to keep the extent of his lawless conduct under wraps.

But Trey Gowdy went on TV and shut down Comey’s awful plan to cover up this crime.

House Republicans Subpoena James Comey

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee finally pulled the trigger.

They subpoenaed former FBI Director James Comey to testify about his misdeeds during the 2016 election.

Republicans want answers for how he misled the FISA court by leaving out the fact that Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee paid for the fake news Christopher Steele dossier.

And GOP Committee members also want answers about the FBI dispatching spies to infiltrate the Trump campaign.

Naturally, Comey fought back.

He sent out a tweet demanding a public hearing as a way to sabotage a Congressional interview.

Comey tweeted:

Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans. I’m still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a “closed door” thing because I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion.  Let’s have a hearing and invite everyone to see.

Comey knows that Republicans want specific answers to questions dealing with classified material.

If they hold a public hearing, Comey can dodge having to answer their questions.

In addition, Comey knows the Democrats take over Congress in January.

He is stalling for time to allow the clock to run out on the Republican majority.

Critics also ripped Comey for complaining about selective leaks.

It was Comey who admitted he set in motion the chain of events that led to Rod Rosenstein appointing Robert Mueller by selectively leaking memos about his conversations with Trump to a friend.

Trey Gowdy Shuts Down James Comey’s Cover Up

Trey Gowdy appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation and blew up Comey’s delay tactics.

He said if Comey fears selective leaks, then the simple answer is to videotape the interview to create a record of events.

“The remedy for leaks is not to have a public hearing where you are supposed to ask about 17 months’ worth of work in five minutes,” Gowdy stated. “I think the remedy is to videotape the deposition. That way, the public can see whether the question was fair. They could judge the entirety of the answer.”

Gowdy went on to explain how the nature of public Congressional hearings limit the ability of investigators to dig at the truth of the matter in front of them.

“But there is no fact-finder on the planet that tries to discover the truth in five-minute increments,” he explained. “The remedy is not to have a professional wrestling-type carnival atmosphere, which is what congressional public hearings have become.”

The South Carolina Congressman also said he was willing to make the video public after all classified information was removed.

“What I would propose is videotape that interview from pillar to post. Scrub it for classified information in case somebody inadvertently asks or answers, and then release it to the public,” he said.

Finally, Gowdy explained that the format of the interview was not up to Comey.

Republicans run the committee and it is up to Chairman Bob Goodlatte to decide the manner in which investigators question Comey.

“[Goodlatte] also is not going to let Jim Comey, who, by the way, the FBI has never conducted an interview in public. Never,” he said. “So the notion that Jim Comey all of a sudden loves public interviews, he hadn’t done it his entire career. So, Bob Goodlatte will decide and it won’t be Jim Comey.”

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.