Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Comey, Lynch Issued Congressional Subpoenas, Comey Calls It a ‘Stunt’

Nov. 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—Both disgraced former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch received subpoenas on Nov. 21 to appear before the House Judiciary Committee in closed session on Dec. 3 and 4 respectively. Outgoing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA) issued the subpoenas.

Comey and his lawyers are calling the subpoenas a “stunt,” and intend to fight it in court. Comey tweeted:

“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.”

This from a confessed criminal leaker.

Comey’s attorney David Kelley said he would fight the subpoena in court, writing:

“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.”

Unfortunately, Goodlatte may indeed be too late, since Comey, by fighting the subpoena in court, will likely drag the issue out beyond the first of the year, when the new Congress comes in with a Democratic Party majority, which will almost certainly move to end the investigation of the crimes of the Obama justice system in the fake “Russiagate” campaign against President Trump.

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