Former FBI director James Comey has withdrawn a motion to make his upcoming testimony before the House Judiciary Committee open to the public.

Comey claims he doesn’t want to be in contempt, and that is why he has now agreed to “sit in the dark.”

We all know that transparency was Comey’s middle name when he was head of the FBI.

Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.), who is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says it was Comey’s effort to try to run out the clock on a GOP-controlled Congress.

The real question is whether Republicans will be successful in getting any answers about Comey’s behavior on the Hillary Clinton investigation and the circumstances surrounding the 2016 election.