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DOJ Misses Judiciary Committee Deadline In Relation To Clinton Foundation, FISA Abuses

Members of the House Judiciary Committee are up in arms over a lack of cooperation from the Department of Justice.
The department, once again, failed to meet a noon deadline on Thursday given by the House Judiciary Committee after its chairman Bob Goodlatte issued a subpoena on Thursday, March 22.
FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Goodlatte is subpoenaing the Justice Department as part of the panel’s ongoing probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton. Goodlatte has demanded more than a million documents from the department as it examines Justice’s 2016 investigation into Clinton’s private email server. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
The Judiciary Committee is requesting more than one million documents from the FBI containing information on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, FISA abuses within the agency, and the actions of ousted FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“There’s more than enough evidence to arrest Hillary Clinton, more than enough evidence,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It was gathered largely by the compromised James Comey, he just didn’t want to act on it.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was subpoenaed after his department failed to turn over any documents requested by the committee.
Republican lawmakers are once again feeling that frustration, with North Carolina Representative Mark Meadows calling the lack of cooperation “unacceptable.”
The committee says it’s only received 3,000 of the roughly 1.2 million documents they are seeking.
President Trump infused himself into the discussion on Monday, accusing the DOJ and the FBI of slow walking the committee by refusing to turn over the documents.
Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray said his agency would double the number of personnel working on Goodlatte’s request, with 54 staff members working two shifts from 8:00 AM to midnight in an effort to expedite the request.
The DOJ has since said they too are trying to cooperate with the committee’s request, combing through the pages to redact sensitive information.
However, the department has also pushed back, saying it believes there are only 30,000 documents relevant to the committee’s inquiry compared to the 1.2 million requested.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz has offered few public indications of the status of his probe. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)
Nonetheless, lawmakers are eager to review the documents examined by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who has been leading an independent investigation into the FBI’s conduct before and during the 2016 election.
Horowitz’s report is expected to be released later this spring, and looks into the conduct of then-FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has already cited the findings from Horowitz when he fired McCabe, saying he made improper disclosures to the press while FBI director.
However, Goodlatte says the move didn’t go far enough in answering questions about the agency, and has called on the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to investigate actions taken by former and current DOJ officials.

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