James Comey Responds To Subpoena From Republicans: 'Let's Invite Everyone To See'

As previously reported, House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has been laying down the groundwork to subpoena Comey and former ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appear before lawmakers ahead of the House Democrats taking power in January.

Comey tweets: "I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions".

Comey tweeted of House Republicans: "I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion". "Got a subpoena from House Republicans". House Republicans have accused the Obama Justice Department, which both Lynch and Comey were involved in, of having a bias against now-President Trump during the 2016 election.

The orders direct Comey to appear on December 3, while Lynch is to appear on December 4, to speak with members of the House Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform Committees.

James Comey, who is due to appear in Congress at 10 a.m. on December 3, confirmed Thursday he had been called to answer questions but objected to talking to House Republicans in private.

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Earlier this year, a Justice Department inspector general's report found that Comey had been "insubordinate" when he announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would not recommend that charges be brought against Clinton. "Accordingly, Mr. Comey will resist in Court this abuse of process".

They have interviewed multiple current and former DoJ officials behind closed doors in an effort to prove their point. He said Comey will resist a closed-door session in court if necessary, CNN reported.

Democrats have strongly objected to the GOP probe, saying it is an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

The Department of Justice's own report into the issue concluded earlier this year that Comey's decision to publicly announce that no charges would be filed against Clinton, followed by his decision to reopen the probe weeks before the election, violated agency policy and represented a "serious error of judgment".

"These subpoenas are coming out of the blue, with very little time left on the calendar, and after the American people have resoundingly rejected the GOP's approach to oversight - if, indeed, "oversight" is the word we should use for running interference for President Trump", Nadler said last week.

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