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GOP Subpoenas Loretta Lynch

GOP Subpoenas Loretta Lynch

House Republicans are making one more push to look into Hillary Clinton’s emails before they lose control of the chamber and have subpoenaed former AG Loretta Lynch to testify on the issue. Judiciary Committee Chairman Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) issued subpoenas last week to Lynch and former FBI Director James Comey, calling on them to come before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees for a deposition. They have asked the former Obama-era AG to appear on December 4th as part of the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by DOJ in 2016. In a release, Republicans said they have repeatedly requested to interview both of them about their roles in certain decisions, but they have yet to voluntarily appear. Comey has been asked to appear on December 3rd, but he has said he will only appear for an open Committee hearing. Republicans will lose their subpoena power once Dems take control of the lower chamber in January. More here.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Wants Body Cams on All Federal Police Officers 

Eleanor Holmes Norton Wants Body Cams on All Federal Police Officers 

Luis Gutiérrez and Chuy García Team Up to Help Latino Candidates

Luis Gutiérrez and Chuy García Team Up to Help Latino Candidates