Following Comey Subpoena, Goodlatte Confirms Lynch Ordered To Appear As Well

Friday, November 23, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Fri, 11/23/2018

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) confirmed in a Friday statement that he has issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The subpoenas came early, as they were previously expected on November 29 and December 5, as reported by CNN’s Manu Raju.

While Comey revealed his subpoena in a Thanksgiving tweet – stating he plans to resist a “closed door” testimony (during which confidential information could be discussed), Goodlatte’s confirmation is the first we have learned of Lynch’s order to appear.

Comey was ordered to appear on December 3 at 10:00 a.m., and Lynch on December 4 at 10:00 a.m. as well.

“The Committees have repeatedly requested to interview Mr. Comey and Ms. Lynch respectively regarding their roles in certain decisions, but they have yet to voluntarily appear,” reads the statement from the Judiciary Committee.

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In October Comey rejected a request by the House Judiciary Committee to appear at a closed hearing as part of the GOP probe into allegations of political bias at the FBI and Department of Justice, according to Politico.

“Mr. Comey respectfully declines your request for a private interview,” said Comey’s attorney, David Kelly, in a response to the request.

The Judiciary Committee, chaired by Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) didn’t appreciate Comey’s response.

“We have invited Mr. Comey to come in for a transcribed interview and we are prepared to issue a subpoena to compel his appearance,” said a committee aide.

Goodlatte invited Comey to testify as part of a last-minute flurry of requests for high-profile Obama administration FBI and Justice Department leaders, including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. He threatened to subpoena them if they didn’t come in voluntarily. -Politico

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