House Republicans call on DOJ to turn over documents on FBI role in Trump investigation
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for records and details.
House GOP members have called on the Department of Justice to turn over records regarding the FBI and its role with special counsel Jack Smith's investigation into former President Donald Trump.
Republican members of Congress, led by House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Friday asking for details and records.
“The extent of the FBI’s bias and reckless disregard for the truth, which Special Counsel Durham laid out in painstaking detail, is nothing short of scandalous," Jordan wrote in the letter. "The FBI has tried to dismiss the report’s findings by claiming to have ‘already implemented dozens of corrective actions’ to prevent similar misconduct in the future."
According to Jordan, Durham's report found no evidence of Russia collusion and the FBI hasn't given clear answers about its part in the Trump investigation.
“The FBI has tried to dismiss the report’s findings by claiming to have ‘already implemented dozens of corrective actions’ to prevent similar misconduct in the future,” Jordan stated. “The FBI’s window dressing is not enough.”
Jordan has invited Durham to speak with the committee about the investigation, and he is scheduled to do so on June 21.
"Jordan is now conducting congressional oversight with a request that the DOJ disclose how many FBI agents are working under Smith on his investigation and what kind of resources the FBI has dedicated to the effort," a statement from the House Judiciary Committee website reads. The Judiciary chair gave the Justice Department two weeks to respond; the deadline is June 15.