Reports that House Republicans probing alleged bias against President Trump at the FBI and Justice Department were preparing to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch proved to be true. "Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans," Comey tweeted Thursday, noting he'd "resist" anything but a public hearing "because I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion." CNN reports House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte issued the subpoenas Wednesday and wants to depose Comey in private before the committee on Dec. 3 and Lynch the following day. Comey's attorney vowed to fight the subpoena in court.
Amid indications this was coming, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler last week blasted the Republican plan. "It is unfortunate that the outgoing Majority is resorting to these tactics," he said, per the Hill, claiming committee members hadn't reached out to Comey or Lynch in the months since "both indicated their willingness to answer the Chairman's questions voluntarily." Nadler is expected to take over Goodlatte's role when Democrats take control of the House in January. (Comey's emails are a subject of controversy.)