In a dramatic and bold move during an emergency hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government, its Chairman served a subpoena to a representative of the FBI about Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Here’s the story from Western Journalism:
“… Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, issued a subpoena to the FBI, which he and other Republicans on the panel accused of withholding vital evidence in the case of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“The subpoena seeks the full case file of the FBI investigation into the former secretary of state’s private email server.
“‘We decide what’s relevant – not the Department of Justice, not the FBI,‘ Chaffetz said during the hearing. ‘We are entitled to the full file.’
“Specifically, Chaffetz issued the subpoena to Jason Herring, the acting assistant director for congressional affairs. He and six other officials showed up for the hearing but initially refused to offer any substantive answers.
“Instead the officials maintained that they could not answer the committee’s questions in an open forum. This spurred the committee into holding the remainder of the hearing in a closed session.
“The hearing was reportedly necessary because the evidence the FBI handed over last month ‘did not constitute a complete investigative file’ Republicans said. Many of the records had been either blacked out or were simply missing.
“‘It’s unclear to me how the FBI can prevent a member of Congress from seeing what we’re already allowed to see by law, yet here they have done so,’ Chaffetz noted.
This raises the questions: Why were certain parts of the case file redacted or missing, and why couldn’t Mr. Herring or other FBI officials answer the committee’s questions in public? We think it’s because they were either fearful of retribution from the Clintons; and/or the information in this case would expose more rampant corruption throughout the federal government.
Either way, it doesn’t bolster our confidence in the integrity of our elected and appointed officials in Washington D.C.
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