(National Sentinel) No More Stalling: GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy laid down a gauntlet for DoJ Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Sunday: Give Congres the documents it subpoenaed months ago or face some very unpleasant consequences.
In May, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., accused the Justice Department of stonewalling Congress over documents relating to the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded in typical fashion: He is joining in the effort to stonewall Congress in a manner he would have never put up with when he was still a serving member of the Senate.
Now, the stonewallers have pushed lawmakers past the point of no return: It’s either give up the documents or face contempt charges that are very likely going to draw the ire of POTUS Trump.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., led a meeting Friday night with key lawmakers and top officials from the FBI and DoJ, Gowdy, R-S.C., noted.
“Under the heading of minor miracles, you had members of the House working on a Friday night,” Gowdy said. “Paul Ryan led this meeting. You had [House Intelligence Committee Chair] Devin Nunes, [House Judiciary Committee Chair] Bob Goodlatte, myself and everyone you can think of from the FBI and the DOJ, and we went item by item on both of those outstanding subpoenas.
And Paul made it very clear; there’s going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request,” he continued.
“So Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray you were in the meeting, you understood him just as clearly as I did. We’re going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance.”
He noted further: “I don’t want the drama, I want the documents.”
He was also extremely critical of the DoJ and FBI following Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s damning report last week which confirmed that officials were attempting to “stop” POTUS Trump’s presidential bid.
“I don’t know what [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller has,” he said. “I do know this: that bias is so pervasive and everyone who has ever stood in front of a jury and had to explain it in a way will tell you it is the most miserable feeling in the world and I’ve never seen this level of bias.”
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