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Witcover: Lame-duck GOP seeks brownie points with president before Dems take House

Witcover: Lame-duck GOP seeks brownie points with president before Dems take House

Because the newly elected Democratic majority in the House does not take office until Jan. 4, the ousted Republican leadership has a lame-duck month in which to get some political dirty work done.

The outgoing House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and former Democratic Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify next week. It shapes up as a rehash of the handling of Republican congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton's 2016 emails and the separate allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential election campaign.

Mr. Comey has expressed his willingness to testify in the open, but he said, "I will resist a closed door...

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