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

October 2, 2016

Steny HoyerRepublicans 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.

On September 29, 2016, 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 H. 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.

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, 2016Oversight 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

 

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

  1. Sergio Ramos on October 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Well, I hope the average reader is intelligent enough to understand that POGO truly believes a crime has been committed and they are trying to get to the bottom of this injustice. I can not believe how the media, the Clinton camoaign, and Democrats, even on the same committee, are all trying to paint this investigstion a “political” attack to get Hillary in to the presidency. This is a legitimate concern that the oversight committee has found illegal activities in. Even the director of the FBI is being found to have had a role in sweeping any crimes under the rug. Its disgusting! If you ever wonder why people have no faith in the U.S. government, it is because of what is happening here during this round of elections.

    Another thing I fear, is that Bernie was dragged into this dibacle kicking and screaming and will go down with Hillary if and/or when she is taken down.

  2. I'm Rick James dammit! on October 2, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    So, investigating Hillary’s criminal activity is now a crime. Is this a hint of things to come Steny?

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Law and Order on October 4, 2016 at 7:29 am

      According to the FBI, no crimes were committed. So, what criminal activity are you referring to?

      • Nikko on October 4, 2016 at 1:32 pm

        Believe it if you want. The FBI has lost all credibility. They were afraid of the Clinton mafia dusting them off.

  3. Tell You What on October 3, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Hoyer needs to go.

    • Kim mitchell on October 3, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Agree

      • Nikko on October 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm

        Hoyer should have been gone years ago. Living high on the hog on your tax money.

  4. Homie on October 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

    They probably need to investigate you $peny

  5. ItsMe on October 3, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Far less money spent on this than the day-to-day waste in our gov’t. Dems would be doing the same were the roles reversed. Let’s look at redundancy, theft, abuse, productivity, and fraud in these so-called bills and legislation that Congress passes. Call a bill “what it is” without amendments, attachments, and padded pork that our elected officials skim off the top. I, for one, am in favor of this congressional spending as it seeks to weed out the corruption of public officials.

  6. Anonymous on October 3, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Hundreds of hard working American’s tax dollars (none of Mr Trump’s) spent investigating Hillary over the years and nothing has been uncovered. How can this be a good thing for America?

    • I'm Rick James dammit! on October 3, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Plenty has been uncovered and plenty have sacrificed their jobs for Hillary. I won’t waste my time listing them because it wouldn’t matter to you if God came down and pointed them out himself! Keep your blinders on and stick your head back in the sand.

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Come himself said there were classified e-mails sent. Did you miss that part?

      • Anonymous on October 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

        Comey.

  7. Tired of theBS on October 3, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Ditto on ALL comments thus far!!! We the people are tired of everyone of you self righteous above the law politicians!!!

  8. MarineVet on October 3, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Proof once again that liberalism is a mental illness…

  9. George on October 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Hoyer – you need to go. If it was not for your PG district you would have been ousted long ago. By you defending Hillary you are just as crooked. Damn shame

  10. Brian on October 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The fact that Steny Hoyer and Elijah E. Cummings are so adamantly against this investigation tells me there is truth to it! Those two couldn’t tell the truth if they were being tortured! They are both corrupt IDIOTS!

  11. John on October 3, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    LOL all you rednecks can whine all day nothing going to change the fact that Steny and Hillary will win Maryland and you racist losers can go back to thumping your bible and blaming things on everybody except yourself. Ps Trump is bad a anyone else maybe worse it’s clear the man has onset dementia and has no temperament to control himself.

    • Christie on October 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Ahhh, and there you have it. The minute you disagree with the current administration, you are labeled a racist. But the good news is that with John on October’s lack of the basic skills needed to construct a comprehensive statement, my guess is he lacks the basic skills to show up at the election booth.

      • John on October 3, 2016 at 4:58 pm

        Poor Christine did I hit a truth nerve

        • JustaCitizen on October 4, 2016 at 6:31 am

          Nope, you didn’t hit a ‘truth’ nerve. You just clearly defined yourself by your inflammatory language. Your post seems more like a kettle calling a pot black than an expression of truth.

    • Cheryl on October 5, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      There ya go, revert back to your Junior High name calling and distortion of the truth to try to make people shut up! How can you Hill Libs not see the childishness in your replies? You don’t know anyone here enough to call them racist or redneck or any other name for that matter. No doctor has diagnosed Trump with dementia whereas Hillary has left a lot of unanswered questions about her health! I am amazed at how many voters are stuck in their Jr. High behavior.