(CBS News) — In the twilight of Republican power in the House, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte fired off subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch late Wednesday, demanding them both to testify in a deposition.
The two former top officials are being asked to testify in a deposition, not in a hearing, in early December, according to the subpoenas obtained by CBS News’ Nancy Cordes. House Republicans have mere weeks before Democrats take control of committees and thus, control of subpoena power away from GOP hands.
The subpoenas follow a New York Times report that Mr. Trump wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute rivals Comey and Hillary Clinton. House Republicans have been probing the FBI’s actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election.