In a classic holiday news dump, James Comey and Loretta Lynch were subpoenaed who claimed to be investigating how the FBI and DOJ handled the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
Here are the subpoenas for private depositions:
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, in one of his last acts in power, issued subpoenas for James Comey and Loretta Lynch to come for private depositions on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, respectively. pic.twitter.com/q6zqeUYIwM
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 22, 2018
James Comey responded on Twitter:
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
House Republicans subpoena Comey and Loretta Lynch on Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/fylW1KddsF
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 22, 2018
The Last Gasp Of The Dying GOP House Majority Is An Effort To Save Trump
The subpoenas are all about trying to discredit any evidence that Trump obstructed justice. The House Republicans in one of their last act are continuing to abuse their investigative power in an effort to save this president. Republicans are worried that the Mueller investigation is going to come back with a finding that Trump obstructed justice, so they are setting out a preemptive campaign to defend their president.
In less than two months, House Republicans will no longer be able to cover for Trump, and they are demonstrating that being swept out of power has taught them nothing.
If Donald Trump sinks, the Republican Party is going down with him.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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