Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch as the investigate the officials’ roles in the case of Hillary Clinton’s email server, along with their handling of potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia, the New York Times reported Friday.
> The subpoenas, issued on Wednesday by Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, the committee’s chairman and a Republican, require Mr. Comey and Ms. Lynch to appear in closed-door sessions with members of Mr. Goodlatte’s committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Mr. Comey has been called to appear on Dec. 3, and Ms. Lynch a day later.
> On Twitter, Mr. Comey objected to the format that Republicans are demanding for the interview. “I’m still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions,” he said. “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.”
Certain Republicans have charged that Comey and Lynch were party to an anti-Trump bias within the FBI and Justice Department, which resulted in Clinton’s escape from prosecution and misconduct in the Trump-Russia investigation.