Comey Responds to News of GOP Readying to Subpoena Him: ‘Let’s Have a Public Hearing’
Former FBI director James Comey is expected to be subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee. Chairman Bob Goodlatte is ready, per multiple reports, to issue subpoenas against both him and former AG Loretta Lynch.
According to CNN, it’s going to happen Monday “for Comey to appear for a closed-door deposition on November 29 and for Lynch to appear on December 5.”
In a a statement to CNN, Comey’s lawyer said, “We have not heard from them since October 1 when we advised the Committees (Judiciary and Oversight and Reform) that, while we respectfully declined their invitation for a closed door interview, we would welcome the opportunity to testify in a public hearing.”
And Comey himself tweeted that he favors a public hearing:
House Republicans can ask me anything they want but I want the American people to watch, so let’s have a public hearing. Truth is best served by transparency. Let me know when is convenient.
— James Comey (@Comey) November 16, 2018
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