House GOP subpoenas Comey, Lynch for closed-door testimony

24 November, 2018, 00:07 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Former attorney general Loretta Lynch and former FBI director James Comey

"Got a subpoena from House Republicans".

House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) also issued a subpoena to Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Mr. Comey, who had spurned recent committee requests to testify, confirmed Thursday on Twitter he received a subpoena. He said Comey will resist a closed-door session in court if necessary, CNN reported.

Comey and Lynch were both under scrutiny by Republicans for their actions during the 2016 presidential campaign regarding the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server.

"I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions", Comey wrote Thursday morning.

Comey tweeted of House Republicans: "I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion".

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Fearful that the GOP-led panel could leak damaging excerpts from his testimony, Comey has called for the hearing to be conducted in the open, and his lawyer told Fox News that he will fight for this in court.

Comey, who oversaw an investigation of then-candidate Clinton's use of a personal email account and a private server while she was secretary of state, was harshly critical of her behavior but concluded that it did not rise to the level of a prosecutable offense.

Some Republicans have argued that Justice officials were conspiring against Trump's election when Comey ran the bureau and they have interviewed multiple current and former Justice officials behind closed doors in an effort to prove their point.

Democrats say that it's all a distraction from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, which Trump has repeatedly described as a "witch hunt".

While the authority for Congressional subpoenas is broad, it does not cover the right to misuse closed hearings as a political stunt to promote political as opposed to legislative agendas.

But Republicans will only control the House until January, when Democrats will take over the chamber - and its many committees - after a wave of electoral victories in the midterm elections won Democrats a House majority.

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