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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is planning to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an effort to get them to testify before Democrats take over control of the panel in January, The Hill has learned.
Goodlatte on Friday provided notice to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), the top Democrat on the panel and presumed incoming chairman, of his plans to subpoena the former officials. Both officials served under former President Obama, while Comey briefly served under President Trump before being fired in May 2017.
The article goes on to state the following:
The GOP chairman plans to subpoena the pair to discuss their decisionmaking during the 2016 presidential race, a committee aide confirmed. Republicans on the panel are seeking to have Comey appear for a deposition on Nov. 29 and for Lynch to testify Dec. 5.
Under Judiciary Committee rules, the chairman must consult the ranking member, in this case Nadler, at least two business days before issuing any subpoena — suggesting that the move could be imminent.
Nadler blasted the plan as a last-minute ploy by Republicans to go after two former officials before they exit the majority, while noting that Comey and Lynch have indicated they are willing to answer questions Goodlatte has for them.
BREAKING: The House Judiciary Committee has initiated the process to subpoena James Comey and Loretta Lynch to appear before the committee as part of the House’s investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email and Russia investigations.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 16, 2018
NEWS: House Judiciary Committee chairman has initiated the process to subpoena JAMES COMEY and LORETTA LYNCH to appear before the committee the week after Thanksgiving.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 16, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) November 16, 2018
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