‘Full Cave’: Nadler Promised Not To Subpoena Whitaker Friday

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (C) and ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) talk before a hearing on gun violence legislation in the Rayburn House Office Bui... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (C) and ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) talk before a hearing on gun violence legislation in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 06, 2019 in Washington, DC. During the hearing, titled 'Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action,' the committee heard testimony from gun violence victims, a trauma doctor, law enforcement officials and other during the first hearing in the House of Representatives on gun violence in eight years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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In advance of Friday’s much-anticipated hearing, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) assured acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker that he would not be subpoenaed on Friday.

The assurance came after an intense day of back and forth Thursday over whether Whitaker would testify voluntarily or under threat of subpoena.

During his opening remarks at Whitaker’s hearing, ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) revealed a late Friday letter from Nadler to Whitaker and called it a “full cave” by Nadler.

“We were informed around a certain time last night, about 7:00 last night, that an agreement had been made, and it was a full cave by the committee chairman. No subpoenas today. So everything that we did early in the day was a complete waste of time,” Collins said.

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