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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:44 AM

James Comey Responds To Subpoena From Republicans: 'Let's Invite Everyone To See'


James Comey Responds To Subpoena From Republicans: ‘Let’s Invite Everyone To See’

The former FBI director and Loretta Lynch received subpoenas before Thanksgiving to testify on Capitol Hill.
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By Liza Hearon

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/james-comey-subpoena-house-republicans-loretta-lynch_us_5bf6cf64e4b0771fb6b6c6b5

Former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch received subpoenas on Wednesday from House Republicans investigating the role of the FBI in the 2016 presidential election, and Comey responded to his with a Thanksgiving tweet.

“Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans. I’m still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a ‘closed door’ thing because I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let’s have a hearing and invite everyone to see,” Comey wrote.

Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans. I’m still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a “closed door” thing because I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let’s have a hearing and invite everyone to see.
— James Comey (@Comey) November 22, 2018

Lynch hasn’t publicly responded to hers.

Outgoing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is requesting that Comey and Lynch testify at depositions held Dec. 3 and 4, respectively, according to documents shared by Politico reporter Kyle Cheney.

House Republicans’ probe into the FBI’s actions in 2016 will come to an end when Democrats take over the House in January. Republicans have alleged FBI bias against President Donald Trump has led to the bureau focusing on whether there were any Trump campaign ties to Russia instead of investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for official business while she was secretary of state.

Democrats say that it’s all a distraction from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, which Trump has repeatedly described as a “witch hunt.”

Comey’s attorney David Kelley said his client would fight the subpoena in court.

“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,” Kelley said.

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marble falls Nov 2018 OP
safeinOhio Nov 2018 #1
marble falls Nov 2018 #3
czarjak Nov 2018 #2
marble falls Nov 2018 #4
mnmoderatedem Nov 2018 #5

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 09:00 AM

1. The voters have spoken in the last election.

By a huge margin, we want the other party to run the House investigations. Sit on that Rep Goodlatte.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:00 AM

3. He'll only be sitting on it for a very limited time. Then its back to insurance agency ...

or whatever it was he used to do.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:54 AM

2. There'll be no there there...

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Response to czarjak (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:01 AM

4. Which is why Goodlatte wanted this behind closed doors.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:20 AM

5. blindingly obvious what republican's intention was

open hearing? Watch them crawl back to their slime hole.

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