Comey, who has testified publicly on Capitol Hill about both the Clinton and Russian Federation investigations, balked at the subpoena because he said committees were prone to selectively reveal information for political purposes.
Three months earlier the president met privately with Comey and urged him to end the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, a move that many Democrats interpreted as an obstruction of justice.
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.
As he walked down one of the Capitol corridors, he was asked about Trump's morning Twitter claim that he is "best friends" with special counsel Robert Mueller - part of Trump's attack that Mueller is 'highly conflicted'.
"Why "Mr. Transparency" wants to go back to a setting where he knows he can not answer the questions is befuddling to me, and I don't think my fellow citizens buy that", Gowdy said.
Disgraced former FBI boss James Comey refused to answer specific questions during Friday's congressional hearing under the advice of his attorney; sparking outrage from GOP legislators hoping to get answers regarding Hillary Clinton's botched email investigation.
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Under a deal struck with the Judiciary Committee, Comey was to be free to speak about Friday's questioning afterward and a transcript was to be released. "Force him to answer the questions under oath!"
Comey said that he will be back for a second round of hearings and "then this will all be over".
The Republican chairman of the House's judiciary committee, Virginia Rep.
"When you read the transcript, you will see we are talking again about Hillary Clinton's emails, for heaven's sake, so I'm not sure we need to do this at all, but I'm trying to respect the institution and to answer questions in a respectful way", Comey told reporters. The investigation's most public moment was a 10-hour hearing in which former FBI special agent Peter Strzok defended anti-Trump texts he sent to a colleague as he helped lead both investigations.
"You're going to be displeased and maybe a little surprised by the answers", Issa said on Fox News following the Capitol Hill press gaggle. Bob Goodlatte, decried Comey's use of "baseless litigation" and called it an "attempt to run out the clock on this Congress", a reference to the few weeks left before Democrats take control.
The report said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who announced in July 2016 that Clinton had been "extremely careless" with classified material but would not be charged with any crime, repeatedly departed from normal Justice Department protocol.