Dem lawmaker: We could subpoena Mark Judge if we take back the House
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Friday that if Democrats take back the House in November they could subpoena Mark Judge next year.

A Democratic majority would give the party subpoena and investigative powers at the committee level. The House Judiciary Committee that Lieu sits on has oversight of federal judges and justices.

Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene Cummings5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations Republicans defend drug company in spotlight over HIV medication prices Advocate praises Warren's opioid proposal: 'The scale of the plan is absolutely right' MORE (D-Md.), who would become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee if there's a blue wave in the midterm elections, suggested similar action, according to The Washington Post.

Christine Blasey Ford has said Judge was in the room when Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her at a party in 1982 when she, Kavanaugh and Judge were in high school.


Judge has said he doesn't recall the incident described by Ford, and Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct or assault.

"Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school, but we have not spoken directly in several years. I do not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in her testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee today," Judge said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes."

Senate Democrats say Judge should be subpoenaed.

"[Judge] has never been interviewed by the FBI," Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Friday morning at a committee meeting. "He has never been questioned by any member of our committee. He has never submitted a detailed account of what he knows and so I move ... that we subpoena Mark Judge."

Senate Republicans rejected the effort.