Heavy Hitters Sharyl Attkisson, Jonathan Turley, Sheriff David Clarke to Testify at Attorney General Nomination Hearing

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jan 27, 2015 8:30 AM
Heavy Hitters Sharyl Attkisson, Jonathan Turley, Sheriff David Clarke to Testify at Attorney General Nomination Hearing

On Wednesday President Obama's nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in an effort to prove why she's fit to be the nation's top law enforcement officer. 

On Thursday, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will hold a separate, follow up confirmation hearing and will listen to testimony from a host of different witnesses regarding Lynch's nomination. Among those witnesses:

-Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who has been repeatedly targeted by the Department of Justice for her work on Benghazi and Operation Fast and Furious

-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has been an outspoken opponent of Attorney General Holder's vilification of law enforcement

-George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley, who has been highly critical of the Obama administration's abuse of executive power

-True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht, who has been targeted by both the DOJ and the IRS for opposing Obama administration policies and for promoting Voter I.D. laws

Other heavy hitting witnesses who will testify Thursday include Sidley Austin LLP Partner David Barlow, Fedarcyk Consulting LLC's Janice Fedarcyk, John S. Lehmann University Professor Stephen H. Legomsky, Reverend Doctor Clarence Newsome and Georgetown Law School Professor and Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz.  

Both hearings Wednesday and Thursday start at 10 am et.