(National Sentinel) House of Cards: The Justice Department on Monday agreed to turn over 1,000 documents related to former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in response to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
As reported by Fox News, Goodlatte — along with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. — met earlier this month with U.S. Attorney John Lausch, who has been selected to respond to GOP demands for documents to strike a deal for their release.
The documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s private, unsecured email server, over which she transmitted highly classified documents.
“We look forward to reviewing the information to better understand the decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017,” Goodlatte and Gowdy said in a joint statement.
“Congress has a constitutional responsibility to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken,” they added.
Obtaining the documents is being viewed as a victory of sorts by congressional Republicans. But critics say the 1,000 documents are a drop in the bucket and wonder why President Donald J. Trump or Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t pushing the DoJ to release all documents being sought.