The House Judiciary Committee has officially approved an effort to launch an investigation into Comey and Lynch


July 27, 2017

The House Judiciary Committee has officially approved an effort to launch an investigation into former FBI director James Comey’s leaking activities and apparent mishandling of a federal investigation by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The new investigative effort, authorized by the passage of the amendment in the Judiciary Committee, 16-13 along partisan lines, digs deep requesting documents and information related to Comey’s leaks of conversations he had with President Donald Trump before Trump fired him. According to the Washington Post, Democrats on the committee were infuriated Republicans pressed forward with the probe.

“This is the most astonishing moment I’ve ever experienced in the Judiciary Committee,” one Democrat, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), said. “To take a question about the firing of James B. Comey and turn it into a question about Hillary Clinton? The chairman has left the room. Justice has left this room. Common sense has left this room. A lot of stuff has left this room, and maybe never entered it.”

The amendment was offered by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Mike Johnson (R-LA). It passed Wednesday evening, authorizing the opening of the Judiciary Committee probe. It remains to be seen if subjects of the investigation will cooperate, and if they do not cooperate it remains to be seen if the Committee will use its broad subpoena power to compel document production and testimony.

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Comments (5)

  1. stevehayes13

    The outrage sounds confected. The Democrats have been pushing the rationale that investigations are necessary to find out if a crime had been committed. Now they are apparently outraged at the investigation of a known crime.

    July 28, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      Fool, of course it is a fake outrage.

      July 28, 2017
    2. EZWAYZ

      Well, the outrage now is justified. There’s a whole lotta dems and rinos that stand to be investigated if they look at real crimes, the criminals and the aiders and abetters.

      July 28, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    It is about time!

    July 28, 2017
    1. EZWAYZ

      Revenge is a dish best served call

      July 28, 2017