Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued a statement today following news that former FBI Director James Comey’s motion to quash the subpoena sent to him to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s joint investigation was withdrawn.
“I was disappointed that Mr. Comey filed a motion to quash the subpoena sent to him to appear for our investigation. Mr. Comey chose to file a motion to quash despite clear Supreme Court precedent setting forth Congress’ authority to issue subpoenas compelling testimony before its committees. There was no need to use baseless litigation in an attempt to run out the clock on this Congress, and I am glad that it was withdrawn.
“Mr. Comey will join us for a closed-door transcribed interview later this week. We will release the transcript of his interview to the public as soon as possible after the interview, in the name of our combined desire for transparency.”