Outgoing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Va.) is requesting that Comey and Lynch testify at dispositions held December 3 and 4, respectively, according to documents shared by Politico reporter Kyle Cheney. CBS News' Rebecca Kaplan has previously reported that Democrats plan to demand the hearings with Comey and Lynch be held publicly. "Got a subpoena from House Republicans".
David Kelley, an attorney for Comey, said Thursday that his client will fight the order in court.
"I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions", he said on his Twitter account.
"The subpoena issued yesterday represents an abuse of process, a divergence from House rules and its presumption of transparency", he said.Читайте также: Vikings coach Zimmer previews Sunday's game vs. Packers
The chairman of the House Judiciary Bob Goodlatte is reported to have indicated earlier this week he planned to force Comey and Lynch to testify on political bias at the Justice Department before Democrats take over leadership of the House in January.
Comey, who was sacked by Trump, tweeted of House Republicans: "I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see", he tweeted. The Democrats are expected to terminate the GOP probe into whether anti-Trump bias within the ranks of the FBI and Justice Department influenced investigations related to the election.
The panels' inquiry has been driven by Republicans and decried by Democrats, who charge that the Republicans are using the investigation as an excuse to pillory law enforcement officials and cast doubt over the work that formed the basis of special counsel Robert Mueller probe.
Both Comey and Lynch face questions over what they did or did not do to allegedly boost Hillary Clinton's chances in the 2016 Presidential Election. "My understanding is that the Republicans have had no contact with either the Director or the Attorney General since".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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