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House Republicans Issued More Than 70 Subpoenas and Letters Investigating Hillary Clinton Just Since the FBI’s Decision on Emails in July

Sep 29, 2016
Press Release

House Republicans Issued More Than 70 Subpoenas and Letters Investigating Hillary Clinton Just Since the FBI’s Decision on Emails in July

 

“Desperate Onslaught of Frivolous Attacks”

 

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2016)—Republicans in the House of Representatives have rapidly escalated their investigations of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to unprecedented levels by issuing more than 70 subpoenas and letters just since July 5, when FBI Director James Comey announced publicly that his team of career investigators unanimously concluded that no criminal charges were warranted in the FBI email investigation.

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, made public the Republican subpoenas and letters and issued the following statement:

“Ever since the FBI Director made his announcement, Republicans have been unloading everything in their arsenal against Secretary Clinton, launching a desperate onslaught of frivolous attacks and trying to do everything in their power to bring down her poll numbers. Based on their own record, House Republicans have focused more on their obsession with bringing down Secretary Clinton than on any other issue facing Congress.  This is an outrageous abuse of taxpayer dollars for partisan political purposes, particularly when Republicans are ignoring so many pressing issues facing the American people.”

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer issued the following statement:

“With their barrage of unwarranted attacks through subpoenas and letters, House Republicans are engaged in a blatant and partisan campaign to discredit Secretary Clinton at the expense of American taxpayers and Congressional resources. Investigation after investigation has found no wrongdoing, and Director Comey made clear that there was no criminal activity.  House Republicans’ attacks against Secretary Clinton have become an obsession, and they have been dragging the American people along with them on a political witch hunt while ignoring critical challenges that ought to be the focus of Congress’s attention instead.”

These subpoenas and letters relate to a wide range of investigations conducted by House Republicans against Secretary Clinton over the past three months, including her personal email account, the Clinton Foundation, and a number of other issues.  The documents include demands for documents, threats of subpoenas, subpoenas served to attorneys, subpoenas served on witnesses by armed U.S. Marshals, and summons for testimony at numerous hearings.

For example, just since Labor Day, the Oversight Committee has held five days of “emergency” hearings on Hillary Clinton’s emails.  In that three-week period, Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued 12 subpoenas—which is more than one per day excluding weekends.  It is also more than a third of the total number of subpoenas the Chairman issued in all of 2016.  The Chairman issued all of these subpoenas unilaterally, without any debate or vote.

The documents include 17 subpoenas and 54 letters issued by more than 200 of the 247 Republican House Members, and they were issued to 12 different federal agencies and 9 individuals outside government.  These totals do not include all of the subpoenas and letters issued by Republicans in the United States Senate.

Below are links to the subpoenas and letters relating to Secretary Clinton issued by House Republicans since July 5.

  

REPUBLICAN SUBPOENAS AND LETTERS ISSUED IN CLINTON INVESTIGATIONS

 

1.      July 5, 2016:  Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

2.      July 6, 2016:  Speaker Paul Ryan to Office of the Director of National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper

 

3.      July 6, 2016:  Speaker Paul Ryan to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

4.      July 6, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey 

 

5.      July 6, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Department of State Inspector General Steve Linick

 

6.      July 6, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III

 

7.      July 11, 2016:  Rep. Matt Salmon and 44 Members to Attorney General Loretta Lynch

 

8.      July 11, 2016:  Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and 200 Members to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

9.      July 11, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

10.    July 11, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips

 

11.    July 12, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc.

 

12.    July 12, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

13.    July 12, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP Network Security Corp.

 

14.    July 15, 2016:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn and 64 Members to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez

 

15.    August 15, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips

 

16.    August 15, 2016:  Rep. Tom Marino and 34 Members to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

17.        August 22, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc.

 

18.        August 22, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

19.        August 22, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP Network Security Corp.

 

20.        August 22, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Subpoena to Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc.

 

21.        August 22, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Subpoena to Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP Network Security Corp.

 

22.        August 22, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Subpoena to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

23.        August 22, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

24.        August 24, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes

 

25.        August 25, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Department of State Secretary John Kerry

 

26.        September 1, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz  to Department of State Deputy Director for Correspondence, Records and Staffing Clarence Finney

 

27.        September 1, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz  to Department of State Transparency Coordinator Ambassador Janice Jacobs

 

28.        September 1, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz  to Department of State Under Secretary of Management Patrick Kennedy

 

29.        September 1, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Department of State Office of the Secretary’s Executive Secretariat, Director Karin Lang

 

30.        September 2, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Federal Bureau of Investigation Acting Assistant Director for Congressional Affairs Jason V. Herring

 

31.        September 2, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Department of State Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Julia Frifield

 

32.        September 2, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik

 

33.        September 2, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Office of the Director of National Intelligence Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs Deirdre Walsh

 

34.        September 6, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips

 

35.        September 6, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

36.        September 7, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Paul Combetta, Platte River Networks

 

37.        September 7, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Justin Cooper

 

38.        September 7, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc

 

39.        September 7, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Mark MacDougall, Esq., Attorney for Bryan Pagliano

 

40.        September 7, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Bill Thornton, Platte River Networks

 

41.        September 7, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Department of State Deputy Director for Correspondence, Records and Staffing Clarence Finney

 

42.        September 7, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Department of State Office of the Secretary’s Executive Secretariat, Director Karin Lang

 

43.        September 8, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Paul Combetta, Platte River Networks

 

44.        September 8, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Bryan Pagliano, former Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Information Resource Management, State Department

 

45.        September 8, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Bill Thornton, Platte River Networks

 

46.        September 8, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to National Security Agency Director of Legislative Affairs Office Trumbull Soule

 

47.        September 8, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Central Intelligence Agency Director of Congressional Affairs Neal Higgins

 

48.        September 8, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Chief of Congressional Affairs James Samuel, Jr.

 

49.        September 8, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Donna  Shalala, President of Clinton Foundation

 

50.        September 9, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to Department of Justice Attorney General Loretta Lynch

 

51.        September 9, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Bryan Pagliano, former Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Information Resource Management, State Department

 

52.        September 9, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Paul Combetta, Platte River Networks

 

53.        September 12, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Subpoena to Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP Network Security Corp.

 

54.        September 12, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

55.        September 12, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc.

 

56.        September 12, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Mark MacDougall, Attorney for Bryan Pagliano

 

57.        September 12, 2016:  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Subpoena to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

58.        September 14, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

59.        September 14, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz  to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

60.        September 14, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Paul Combetta, Platte River Networks

 

61.        September 15, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks

 

62.        September 15, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Mark MacDougall, Attorney for Bryan Pagliano

 

63.        September 16, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Subpoena to Bryan Pagliano, former Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Information Resource Management, State Department

 

64.        September 19, 2016:  Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith to Kenneth Eichner, Attorney for Platte River Networks

 

65.        September 20, 2016:  Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Subpoena to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

66.        September 20, 2016:  Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey

 

67.        September 20, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Department of State Secretary John Kerry

 

68.        September 21, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith to Kent Walker, Esq., Google, Inc. Senior Vice President and General Counsel

 

69.        September 21, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith to Melissa Tidwell, Esq., Reddit, Inc. General Counsel

 

70.        September 22, 2016:  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Mark MacDougall, Attorney for Bryan Pagliano

 

71.        September 28, 2016: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to Kenneth Eichner, Attorney for Platte River Networks

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