Obama Cronies Threatened With Subpoena
Daniel Chaitin, of the Washington Examiner, reports:
Nunes wrote a letter Monday to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., with a list of 10 names from the Obama-era State Department and White House on Monday, urging them to interview these individuals in an "open setting."
During a Monday evening interview on Fox News, Nunes emphasized that because all the people on his list are American citizens, they can be compelled to testify.
"They can plead the Fifth," he told host Laura Ingraham. "This isn't going to be like the documents where we've had to continue to fight with the Justice Department in order to have access to documents. This is much different. These are all American citizens. They will, if they do not agree to appear under oath, and testify, then they will be subpoenaed. That I could tell you for sure."
The mention of documents was a reference to Nunes', as well as other committee chairmen's, subpoenas to get the DOJ to hand over a large swath of documents related to the FBI’s investigations into both Hillary Clinton’s private email and Russia. This matter has become so contentious that last week the House passed a resolution demanding all outstanding documents, with a deadline of July 6.
Nunes' hardball tactics suggest that he is committed to uncovering the origins behind the federal Russia investigation and infamous anti-Trump dossier.