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Whitaker will testify before House panel after tense back-and-forth: Nadler and DOJ
Fox News ^ | February 7, 2019 | Gregg Re

Posted on 02/07/2019 6:27:28 PM PST by jazusamo

After a tense back-and-forth between congressional Democrats and the Justice Department, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and the DOJ announced Thursday evening that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, likely in his final days as the country's chief law enforcement officer, will appear Friday as scheduled before the panel.

House Democrats had threatened to subpoena Whitaker's testimony about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and in response, Whitaker -- who previously had agreed to testify -- warned that he wouldn't show up unless lawmakers dropped the ultimatum he described as "political theater."

In a letter to Whitaker late Thursday, Nadler, D-N.Y., wrote, "If you appear before the Committee tomorrow morning and if you are prepared to respond to questions from our Members, then I assure you that there will be no need for the Committee to issue a subpoena on or before February 8."

He continued: "To the extent that you believe you are unable to fully respond to any specific question, we are prepared to handle your concerns on a case-by-case basis, both during and after tomorrow’s hearing."

Although it appeared possible that those statements might have fallen short of the assurances Whitaker was seeking, Nadler wrote on Twitter late Thursday that Nadler would, indeed, make an appearance at 9:30 a.m. ET.

The DOJ later said in a statement: "The Chairman has made the commitment that we requested, and agreed that, if Mr. Whitaker voluntarily appears at tomorrow’s hearing, the Committee will not issue a subpoena on or before February 8. In light of that commitment, Acting Attorney General Whitaker looks forward to voluntarily appearing at tomorrow’s hearing and discussing the great work of the Department of Justice."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doj; housejudiciary; mueller; nadler; russiaprobe; ushouse; whitaker
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1 posted on 02/07/2019 6:27:28 PM PST by jazusamo
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Whitaker looks like he has a terrible cold coming on......


2 posted on 02/07/2019 6:33:48 PM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: G Larry

Maybe measles? :^)


3 posted on 02/07/2019 6:36:49 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

This whole charade is so that the dims can accuse him of retribution when he starts issuing subpoenas of his own.


4 posted on 02/07/2019 6:40:51 PM PST by JoeRed
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To: jazusamo

If anyone needs to be investigated, it’s that fat pedophile nadler.


5 posted on 02/07/2019 6:41:14 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Fianóglach)
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To: JoeRed

I’m on a mobile device which makes it utter hell to post a picture.

If I could, I would post the Cousin Eddie GIF of “bingo!”


6 posted on 02/07/2019 6:43:37 PM PST by EMI_Guy ("You have to slow down to go fast." - Kenny Roberts)
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To: 2CAVTrooper; JoeRed

Absolutely. Nadler’s got a bad case of power going to his gourd.


7 posted on 02/07/2019 6:44:21 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

If anyone needs to be investigated, it’s that fat pedophile nadler.


8 posted on 02/07/2019 6:44:52 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Fianóglach)
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9 posted on 02/07/2019 6:47:28 PM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: jazusamo

Just an sample of what is to come from Comrade Nadler (D-NY). Never under estimate the Marxism and evil of this man.


10 posted on 02/07/2019 6:47:50 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (with)
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To: jazusamo

Just to rub your faces in it, Americans, YOU voted Dem for the House majority and lowlife types like Nadler are your fault.
I do not forgive.


11 posted on 02/07/2019 6:49:03 PM PST by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: jazusamo

If he is worth his salt, Whitaker could turn the tables on them. He has the truth on his side, it’s up to him to use it.


12 posted on 02/07/2019 6:50:11 PM PST by grumpygresh (Tout ou rien. Is this the Rubicon year?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

You’re correct, he’s an evil scumbag.


13 posted on 02/07/2019 6:51:09 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Phillyred

Grazie!


14 posted on 02/07/2019 6:52:20 PM PST by EMI_Guy ("You have to slow down to go fast." - Kenny Roberts)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Does anyone have a link to the old jabba the hut meme? I think he’s lost a lot of weight since then.


15 posted on 02/07/2019 6:52:44 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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MAGA!

Let’s wrap this Freepathon up, Folks!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

16 posted on 02/07/2019 6:53:40 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

I had the distinct honor and pleasure of shouting him down as he was trying to have a TV interview in front of the Broward County courthouse during the illegal recount in 2000.


17 posted on 02/07/2019 6:56:37 PM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: jazusamo

Whitaker can take Eric Holder’s position and just ignore them.


18 posted on 02/07/2019 6:58:25 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: jazusamo

Subpoena? LOL... flip em the finger. Bleachbit and hammers. Delete all your emails. Tell them you will go through what is left an forward them anything you deem relevant.

This crap will never end until someone grows some balls and does it.


19 posted on 02/07/2019 7:03:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: jazusamo

Dems play hard ball. Republicans bat the beachball about.


20 posted on 02/07/2019 7:07:24 PM PST by Starboard
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