Elder Patriot – Last night CNN reported:
The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, in its final days in power, is planning to issue subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch, according to a source with knowledge of the subpoenas.
The source said the committee chairman, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, plans to issue the subpoenas on Monday for Comey to appear for a closed-door deposition on November 29 and for Lynch to appear on December 5. The interviews are part of the House Republican investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe and the Russia investigation.
CNN’s report confirms Ryan Saaveda’s tweet yesterday afternoon:
BREAKING: The House Judiciary Committee has initiated the process to subpoena James Comey and Loretta Lynch to appear before the committee as part of the House's investigation into the FBI's handling of the Clinton email and Russia investigations.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 16, 2018
While I’d like to report that this signals a dash to the finish by the lame duck Republican congress, with justice finally catching up with Obama-era corruption, I cannot lie to you.
This should be viewed as nothing more than the start of the 2020 election campaign and the subpoenas as red meat for President Trump’s conservative base that increasingly finds itself in a cage built by the GOP Establishment.
Pardon me if I sound jaded, but with establishment control of the investigation safely in the hands of Democrats, these subpoenas, if they even lead to interviews, will result in closed-door hearings.
In other words, Comey and Lynch may wind up “on the record” but we are never going to know about their testimony.
The Establishment – Democrats and Republicans – protects its members.
If you’re waiting for a big shoe to drop then consider all these shoes that never did despite massive amounts of evidence to bring to a grand jury and Republican control of these committees since 2010:
If Republicans were serious about wanting to protect President Trump, uncover the depth of Obama-era corruption, and hold Obama administration officials, the FBI, the DOJ, and the State Department, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former DNI James Clapper, accountable, then this would’ve been wrapped up a long time ago.
Certainly, if the GOP were truly the good guys, their findings would’ve been completely within the public realm to the elections. What better campaign ad could there be?
Instead they turned control over to the other half of the swamp – their partners in duplicitous government – and washed their hands of the obligation to serve justice.
Democrats are now free to bury the evidence and craft the narrative in the interests of protecting their own interests.