subpoenas was issued for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch

23 days ago

The House Judiciary Committee presented subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Bob Goodlatte The Republican leader of the panel signed the subpoenas on Tuesday that require Comey to appear on Dec. 3 and Lynch the next day.

Comey has previouslt rejected the committee's request for him to appear privately before the Republican Party leaders examination posted a tweet after news of his subpoenas became public.

"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."

David Kelly, his attorney said that his client will fight the order in court.

"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," Kelly said.

lynch hasn't made a public comment about the subpoenas.