Disgraced founder Sam Bankman-Fried said on Sunday that he will testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee, but signaled that he may not be prepared to do so before the committee’s chosen date of December 13.

Capping off several days of heightened interactions with the media, SBF tweeted Sunday: ‘Rep.Waters, and the House Committee on Financial Services: Once I have finished learning and reviewing what happened, I would feel like it was my duty to appear before the committee and explain. 

‘I’m not sure that will happen by the 13th.But when it does, I will testify,’ he added.

The failed crypto exchange CEO was responding to a Friday afternoon tweet from Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, who praised the 30-year-old’s willingness to engage with the public.

‘We appreciate that you’ve been candid in your discussions about what happened,’ she wrote, referring to the collapse of FTX, which was once valued at $32 billion.

‘You willingness to talk to the public will help the company’s customers, investors, and others.To that end, we would welcome your participation in our hearing on the 13th,’ she added.

House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters has invited Sam Bankman-Fried to testify about FTX’s collapse before the committee later this month

SBF, who has engaged with a number of media outlets in recent days, says he will testify, but is not sure he will be able to do so effectively by December 13

In the last week, purportedly against the advice of his attorneys, SBF has made a number of media appearances during which he has attempted to explain the sudden and devastating collapse of the crypto exchange FTX.

He has also tried to deflect personal responsibility for the billions of dollars of customer funds that may have been lost permanently due to the implosion of his firm.

Last Wednesday, during the DealBook Summit, he said, ‘Look, I’ve had a bad month, but that’s not what matters here,’ adding that he is working toward recovering consumer funds. 

‘I didn’t ever want to commit fraud on anyone.I was shocked at what happened this month,’ SBF insisted.

When the former FTX CEO was pushed on how and when investors will get their money back, to which SBF replied he largely believed the U.S. affiliate of FTX was entirely solvent and could start processing withdrawals at once. 

As for the rest of FTX, which was significantly larger than the U.S.division, he said the fate of customers’ funds was largely out of his control at this point.

At present, Bankman-Fried stands accused of funneling customers’ funds from FTX to his other crypto trading firm, Alameda Research.

Following FTX’s sudden collapse, the U.S. Department of Justice has called for an independent investigation into the company’s bankruptcy filing as allegations of fraud and misconduct come to light.

One  report said that the company’s Bahamian headquarters had daily catering, bi-weekly masseuse visits, onsite barbers, and DoorDash allowances of $200 per person, per day.

‘[It was] kids leading kids,’ a former employee said.’The entire operation was idiotically inefficient but equally mesmerizing.’

‘I had never witnessed so much money in my life. I don’t think anybody had, including SBF.’

SBF has also been revealed to be one of the most significant political donors of the last election cycle – having donated at least $38 million to Democratic politicians over the last two years, but . 

Bankman-Fried was spotted last week by DailyMail.com on the balcony of his $30m Bahamas penthouse.He said he no longer lives there but remains somewhere in the Bahamas

Also during his potentially ill-advised media blitz, SBF spoke to Good Morning America from his $30million Bahamian penthouse. During the interview, he said that he ‘wasn’t trying’ to manage risk at FTX.

‘I think that there is something even deeper wrong there which is I wasn’t even trying.Like I wasn’t spending any time or effort trying to manage risk on FTX,’ he told GMA. 

Bankman-Fried added that if he’d spent ‘an hour a day thinking about risk management’ then his company would not have imploded. 

‘I think I stopped working as hard for a bit.You know, honestly if I look back on myself, I think I got a little cocky, I mean more than a little bit and I think part of me like, you know, felt like we made it.’ 

The 30-year-old also appeared to try and dodge questions about what he knew regarding FTX funds being shuffled around to pay debts for Alameda Research, a trading firm founded by Bankman-Fried and run by his ex-girlfriend, Carolyn Ellison. 

Bankman-Fried is currently under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over reports he helped funnel $10 million from FTX to Alameda.