FBI Director James Comey chose not to attend a Monday afternoon hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, with Rep. Elijah Cummings saying that Comey has already bent over backwards to explain the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material.

Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called the hearing to give representatives of the FBI and other government agencies, including the CIA, the State Department, and the Justice Department, the opportunity to explain redactions, omissions, and classifications in the agency’s investigative file on Hillary Clinton as delivered to the committee in August.

The Washington Examiner quotes Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings as saying that Comey had already “bent over backwards” to explain the FBI’s methods to the committee and thus declined to attend the hearing. Cummings, the Examiner reports, suggested that Chaffetz had invited witnesses to a classified hearing and then moved to make it public at the last minute.

For his part, though, Chaffetz said that he’d already spoken with Comey by phone about specific points of concern but had not subpoenaed Comey to appear. “I don’t expect to have to issue a subpoena to see unclassified information,” Chaffetz said.

Don’t hold your breath for an FBI investigation.

Chaffetz posted his opening remarks at Monday’s hearing to YouTube.