On Monday, the Republican chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced a deal has been struck with the Justice Department in regards to documents in the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation. They announced the DOJ agreed to provide them FBI documents related to FBI’s investigation.
At a time when the FBI and DOJ have been getting hammered for potential politically motivated investigations (or non-investigations), this deal could provide more transparency into what’s taking place at the highest levels of our government.
According to a report by Fox News:
The deal was struck after Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., met this month with the U.S. attorney, John Lausch, who has been selected to respond to Republican demands for 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.”
Goodlatte subpoenaed the Justice Department last month for records of the investigation, which ended in July 2016 without charges being filed against Clinton.
The congressmen met with Lausch two weeks ago about the documents.
Gowdy, bewildered over how many people still have a job at the FBI, previously stated Congress deserves to see the entire trove of Hillary FBI documents, in order to fulfill the Constitutional duty of overseeing the FBI and the American people.
Watch Gowdy talk about DOJ on Fox News below:
This all comes at a time when the FBI and DOJ’s integrity, under the leadership of James Comey and Loretta Lynch, has come under fire. Comey reportedly exonerated Hillary Clinton extremely prematurely, before interviewing her. Meanwhile, Loretta Lynch was telling Comey not to refer to it as an investigation and met privately with Bill Clinton on a tarmac of an airport during the heat of the Hillary email investigation.
Now, Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok’s texts have also been released, exposing the questionable political tactics at the FBI.
Strzok, referring to an unlikely Donald Trump election victory, texted his mistress Lisa Page on Aug. 15, 2016, “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Overall, there’s a lot of things the public still needs to know about what was taking place during and after the Hillary email investigation.