John Kerry Subpoena Can’t Be Stopped, Lawyers Say


Stephen Ryan, referring to whether the Administration could ask the federal courts to reject a House committee’s subpoena of the Secretary of State, said “there’s no way to quash a subpoena like that. This is a fight between two branches [of government].” Mr. Ryan said that normal relations between the branches of government would preclude issuing a subpoena to a cabinet official unless that official had absolutely refused to testify, and called the House action “a very dramatic act” and “a significant escalation” in the conflict between Congress and the Administration.