Comey to Fight Subpoena from House Republicans


Former FBI Director James Comey has been subpoenaed to testify in a closed hearing about his actions during the 2016 Presidential Election before the House Judiciary Committee but is resisting it and has instead called for a public interview so Republicans can not "leak and distort" anything he might say about it.

"Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans".

Comey, who was sacked by Trump, tweeted of House Republicans: "I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion".

House Republicans appear to be thankful they're still in power for a couple months.

Several Republicans have said they believe that Comey and Lynch were part of a deeply rooted bias within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department that allowed Clinton to escape prosecution for her use of a private e-mail server during her time as secretary of state.

Ms Lynch, who served under former president Barack Obama, did not immediately comment, but copies of the subpoenas made public Thursday show she was summoned to testify on Dec 4.

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Comey has been asked to appear at a private session on December 3rd and Lynch the following day to answer questions about their actions during and in the run-up to the election.

The two are to testify in early December, according to Politico, before Democrats take control over the House. "Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see".

David Kelley, an attorney for Comey, said Thursday that his client will fight the order in court.

Republicans on the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform panels have argued that Justice officials were conspiring against Trump's election, and they have interviewed multiple current and former Justice officials behind closed doors in an effort to prove their case.

Democrats say that it's all a distraction from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, which Trump has repeatedly described as a "witch hunt".

"It is unfortunate that the outgoing Majority is resorting to these tactics", Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (New York) said in a statement Friday.