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Whitaker says he won't testify unless Dems withdraw subpoena threat
By Olivia Beavers - 02/07/19 12:55 PM EST

Whitaker said in a statement Thursday that the Democratic-led panel "has deviated from historic practice and protocol and taken the unnecessary and premature step of authorizing a subpoena to me, the acting attorney general, even though I had agreed to voluntarily appear."

"Such unprecedented action breaches our prior agreement and circumvents the constitutionally required accommodation process. Based upon today’s action, it is apparent that the Committee’s true intention is not to discuss the great work of the Department of Justice, but to create a public spectacle. Political theater is not the purpose of an oversight hearing, and I will not allow that to be the case," he said.

"Consistent with longstanding practice, I remain willing to appear to testify tomorrow, provided that the Chairman assures me that the Committee will not issue a subpoena today or tomorrow, and that the Committee will engage in good faith negotiations before taking such a step down the road.”

Whitaker gave Democrats a deadline of 6 p.m. Thursday to respond about their threat to subpoena him.

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Re: Whitaker says he won't testify unless Dems withdraw subpoena threat
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 02:07:22 PM »
Would it be unconstitutional for the POTUS to instruct the DOJ to investigate how Rat committee chairman became wealthy?
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