WASHINGTON, DC – Former FBI Director James Comey surrendered his attempts to block a subpoena to testify under oath before the U.S. House shortly after it became likely that a federal judge was going to humiliate him by rejecting his “brazen demand” because Supreme Court precedent makes clear that federal courts lack the authority to block such a subpoena from Congress. The House Judiciary Committee has been asking for months for Comey to testify under oath. Lawmakers have serious questions regarding the FBI’s decisions regarding investigating Hillary Clinton and the campaign of President Donald Trump, including what Comey announced and did not announce, when he announced it, and why he attempted to usurp the role of the U.S. attorney general in deciding whether to charge Clinton with a crime.After Comey refused to cooperate, Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) issued a subpoena requiring Comey to appear for a closed-door session under oath on Wednesday, December 5. The reason for a closed-door hearing is that lawmakers have only five minutes each in open hearings, during which time an experienced politician and lawyer like Comey can often wait out the clock for items they do not want to fully disclose. There are… Read full this story
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