Prior to Bill Barr’s appointment as Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions withheld documents and other evidence that shows just how crooked the FBI and DOJ were under Obama.
Now, Sen Grassley and Sen Graham are informing Barr, that excuse is no longer valid and they want documents other evidence, so they can get to the bottom of the corruption that took place. Since the Mueller investigation is over, the Deep State, which Barr is not part of, cannot use that as an excuse for holding back documents and that is really who their message is for.
In a letter sent to Attorney General Bill Barr Tuesday, Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote that the Justice Department can no longer use Mueller’s investigation as an excuse to dodge oversight.
“Now that the Special Counsel’s investigation has concluded, we are unaware of any legitimate basis upon which the Department can refuse to answer the Judiciary Committee’s inquiries,” the GOP Senators wrote to Barr.
The GOP Senators previously requested information on a classified appendix to Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report that was released in June of 2018 titled, “A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election.”
“The classified appendix raises significant issues associated with the FBI’s failure to review certain highly classified information in support of its Midyear investigation,” the Senators wrote, referring to the code name the FBI gave to Hillary’s email investigation.
“In particular, the Inspector General noted that it learned that the FBI acquired classified material that ‘may have included information potentially relevant to the Midyear investigation.’ The FBI even drafted a memorandum in May of 2016 stating that access to the information was ‘necessary to complete the investigation.’ However, that memorandum was never completed.”