‘You Owe Us Responses’: Whitaker Expected To Be Hit With Subpoena After ‘Inconsistent’ Testimony
During the closing statements of today’s briefing, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) used his position as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee chairman to call out acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker for leaving many questions unanswered.
“Before we adjourn, I want to note for the record that, Mr. Whitaker, that you owe us responses on a number of issues raised here today,” Nadler told the stone-faced Whitaker. “The responses that we intend to secure, including but not limited to the times and dates you were briefed on the special counsel’s investigation, your communications with the president after you received those briefings, the basis for your statement that the special counsel’s investigation is reaching its conclusion, and whether you told the special counsel not to take any specific investigative or prosecutorial steps.”
“I would also note that your testimony was at best inconsistent on the topic of your communications with the White House prior to your tenure at the department,” he added. “It is not credible that you both interviewed for a job handling the president’s response to the special counsel’s investigation and never conveyed your opinions about that investigation to the White House.”
“We require answers to these questions and I ask the department to work with the committee to provide them,” he continued. “As part of that work, I fully intend to call you back for an interview under subpoena if necessary and I expect more fulsome answers at that time, without objection, for the witness or additional materials.”
Take a look at the closing statements in the video clip below: