Dem Rep. Himes: Nunes, Goodlatte 'Desperate' to Focus on Clinton and Her Emails
Rep. Jim Himes on Friday reacted to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte subpoenaing former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Goodlatte (R-Va.) notified colleagues last week that he planned to subpoena Comey for a closed-door deposition Nov. 29 and Lynch for Dec. 5, as part of the congressional inquiry into allegations of anti-Trump bias that led to the shutting down of the probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server and the opening of the investigation into purported ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has been leading a parallel inquiry, looking into potential misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department, including FISA court abuses.
Himes (D-Ct.), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, said it's "absolutely not true" that the FBI and DOJ pursued the Trump-Russia investigation but not the Clinton email case.
He said that Clinton's use of the private server has been extensively investigated, and the findings have been reviewed by the DOJ inspector general and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
"Which is why I welcome the testimony of Jim Comey and the former attorney general," Himes said. "Every time these individuals have the opportunity to speak in public, the truth comes out. And truth is not the friend of those Republicans like Devin Nunes and Bob Goodlatte, who are just desperate, desperate, desperate to get back to the topic of Hillary Clinton and her emails."
He said further investigation and testimony will just reinforce that all the allegations are "completely made up."
He noted that Ivanka Trump -- the president's daughter and a senior White House adviser -- may have sent “hundreds” of emails about government business using her personal email, according to reports.
"I understand how they might want to go back to the Hillary Clinton thing, but this has been aired six times to Sunday," Himes said. "And, as I say, bring it on. Let's air it some more."
Watch the "America's Newsroom" segment above.