Incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said that Democrats are going to subpoena acting attorney general Matt Whitaker and force him to testify.
Nadler said on MSNBC‘s All In with Chris Hayes, “He agreed to come before our — before my committee in January to testify about this and other questions. And we — and we agreed to that, and he agreed to that. Now they’ve been backtracking. They won’t agree to a date, they won’t agree to a time. So I sent the letter to him today demanding that he set up a time and a date in January when he can appear before our committee and I said that I hope we didn’t have to use compulsory process to bring him there. If we have to, we will.”
Incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said that Democrats are going to subpoena acting attorney general Matt Whitaker and force him to testify. https://t.co/K3cEgJDi8F pic.twitter.com/LqyJe6BoGE
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Rep. Nadler later added, “He should show up. We will subpoena him if we have to. He has not said he wouldn’t show up. But we cannot pin them down to a date and a time and they seem to be backtracking on that….He can’t get away with not appearing before the committee indefinitely because we’ll subpoena him. And he has to respond to that. And he will. I’d rather he come before the committee on a less compulsory basis, but he will come before the committee and we will ask him these questions and we’ll take whatever necessary measures we think appropriate.”
Matt Whitaker can’t hide
The free ride is over for Trump and his White House. Trump can’t hide his mole on the Mueller investigation from House Democrats. Next month, he is going to have to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and he is going to have to answer a lot of questions in public that he would rather not be asked.
Democrats are coming and they are going drop their entire weight of the oversight powers on Trump and his corrupt administration.
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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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