On Monday, two powerful Republican House Chairman announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has finally agreed to a deal to provide their investigative committees with key evidence, outlining FBI corruption.
“The Committees have reached an agreement with the Department of Justice to access the documents we have been requesting for months,” Goodlatte’s Judicial Committee, and Gowdy’s Oversight Committee triumphantly announced.
The deal came after Rep. Bob Goodlatte, and Rep. Trey Gowdy had finally run out of patients with the way the DOJ was slow-rolling their investigations.
Last week, matters intensified when Rep. Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Chairman threatened to start impeach proceedings against Christopher Wray, the FBI Director and Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General. After this coordinated GOP effort, Rosenstein finally relented and agreed to a deal to release the surveillance documents the FBI claimed justified their “Russia Investigation” into President Donald Trump.
“We look forward to reviewing the information to better understand the decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017.”
This move came when the conservatives on his board criticized they had just received around 3,000 documents from the total of approximately 1.2 million documents that were requested in spite of repeated requests.
GOP staffers, and elected officials are eager to evaluate the millions of documents handed over by Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice.
President Donald Trump also had a hand in increased the pressure on the Department of Justice.
“What does the Department of Justice and FBI have to hide? Why aren’t they giving the strongly requested documents (unredacted) to the HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE?” wrote Trump on his Twitter account previously this month. “Stalling, but for what reason? Not looking good!”
Goodlatte, Gowdy, and Nunes are working so that more information can be released to the public in the coming weeks.