Rep. Goodlatte: 'We Are Working Right Now to Schedule' Loretta Lynch, James Comey, Sally Yates

By Susan Jones | September 10, 2018 | 9:39am EDT
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) chairs the House Judiciary Committee (Photo: Screen capture)

( - "We didn't waste the August recess," Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News's Mario Bartiromo on Sunday.

"We interviewed a number of key witnesses, including Bruce Ohr. And now we are proceeding to get additional documents from the FBI and line up additional witnesses."

Goodlatte, referring to the witnesses, said his committee is "digging them out one at a time. And we're making a lot of progress."


Bartiromo asked him, "Are you going to be able to interview people like (former Attorney General) Loretta Lynch, (former FBI Director) Jim Comey, (former Deputy Attorney General) Sally Yates before the midterm elections?"

"We are working right now to schedule them," Goodlatte replied:

If they don't appear voluntarily, we will subpoena them. We're going to do that work right through the fall. And whether it falls before or after the election, we're going to persist.

But we want them in as quickly as possible, as well as some other key people, Nellie Ohr, the wife of Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson, her employer at Fusion GPS, and others who have knowledge of what was going on where a major law firm and an opposition research firm were actually working -- that are related to the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign -- were actually working with the FBI to launch an investigation.

That's an amazing thing. And then to use that information to try to get and, in fact, succeed and getting warrants to investigate, to listen in on Carter Page, this is a serious abuse of power, and it should never happen again.

So, we will persist to get the truth out, no matter what.

Goodlatte is among the Republicans urging President Trump to declassify documents that will show "what was going on in 2016 and early 2017 regarding the disparate way the FBI handled these two major investigations, one involving Hillary Clinton, the other involving the Trump campaign. And it truly is stunning."

Goodlatte said he thinks President Trump will declassify the documents. "But it would also help greatly if the Justice Department would appoint a special counsel," he said.  "We have been calling for that for over a year now. And it's my hope that they will see the wisdom in doing that."

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