Republicans Want to Block James Comey from Testifying Publicly
Now that recent reporting has our Dictator in Chief wanting to prosecute his make-believe political enemies, Republicans have decided to take it one step further by trying to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying publicly.
President Trump who believes in conspiracies, wanted to prosecute Comey for “leaking” information to the New York Times. Of course, there is no evidence of that, but the President has never been big on facts.
Now, Comey has received a subpoena from Republican Bob Goodlatte which also includes a subpoena for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch since the Republicans are desperate to find something to use as a distraction. Goodlatte requested that Comey’s deposition be done in private. Why?
Even funnier, Goodlatte is retiring which means he is out the door in January, and yet has scheduled the depositions for the beginning of December. With the Democrats taking over the House, the investigation will hit a wall (not like the President’s non-existent border wall that Mexico was paying for) and be done with. It’s all for show.
Comey on the other hand isn’t being quiet and took to Twitter to make it clear he will not testify in private, but only in public, which is not the first time Comey has made that statement.
“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.”
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.
— James Comey (@Comey) November 22, 2018
The fact is that Comey and Lynch both agreed to testify voluntarily, but with the condition that their testimony be public, which means the subpoena wasn’t necessary nor the secrecy.
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
But, Republicans know how to play the game and know that mis-informed Trump supporters and viewers of Fox News will continue to say that Comey is part of the deep state and that Lynch is involved in a massive Clinton coverup, all the while ignoring the facts and the motives as to why they never testified. Months from now you will see ignorant comments on social media that Comey and Lynch defied the subpoena.
Ignorance is bliss.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.