GOP Chairman Sends a tough message to Clinton with a subpoena for FBI documents
Just as Clinton thought it was safe to come out from hiding and grace us with her erratic behavior a Conservative Chairman digs up her ‘unfinished business’. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, sent the DOJ a subpoena for the FBI records involving Hillary’s misuse of top-secret emails on her private server.
Clinton and her brainwashed supporters (if she still has any) thought this matter would just go away but the GOP has proven they’re not giving up. Now we have to wait and see how long the Department of Justice will sit on this request before acting.
The head of the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday to obtain documents related to how the FBI handled its probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server, potential surveillance abuses and the recent decision to fire a top FBI official.
Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who is leading a joint investigation with Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), issued the subpoena after conservatives on his panel became increasingly frustrated with what they said was the administration’s unacceptably slow move to turn over documents.
The lawmakers say they have only received about 3,000 out of the roughly 1.2 million documents they are seeking, despite repeated letters requesting them to be handed over to the committee.
“To date, the Department has only produced a fraction of the documents that have been requested,” Goodlatte wrote in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday. “Given the Department’s ongoing delays in producing these documents, I am left with no choice but to issue the enclosed subpoena to compel production of these documents.”
DOJ spokesman Ian Prior said in a statement that officials are carefully combing through the documents page-by-page to protect certain sensitive information. He also pushed back on the breadth of the document request, saying the DOJ believes there are 30,000 documents relevant to the committee’s inquiry and describing the 1.2 million document request as “substantial.”
“We are individually reviewing the remaining documents to ensure that they do not include grand jury information, information about ongoing law enforcement actions involving American citizens, or privileged attorney-client communications,” Prior said. “In cases where redactions have been necessary, the Department has, when appropriate, provided Committee staff an opportunity for in-camera review of unredacted materials.”