House Freedom Caucus leadership is calling on President Donald Trump to order the Department of Justice to release all relevant documents regarding potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses, the impetus for the investigation into the Trump campaign and documents that lay out the scope of the special counsel’s probe.
GOP Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Jim Jordan of Ohio and Ron DeSantis of Florida sent a letter to the president Wednesday asking for him to use his authority to “instruct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to immediately produce all documents” related to House Republicans’ investigation into “prosecutorial and investigatorial decisions” made the DOJ and FBI made in 2016 and 2017.
“As a separate and equal branch of government, we have a constitutional right to these documents,” the lawmakers wrote. “The Department of Justice has obstructed Congressional oversight by refusing to supply necessary and relevant documents.”
The congressmen note that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress in May 2017 that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation should not impede ongoing congressional investigations. (RELATED: Meadows Drops The Truth About Gaza)
Despite Rosenstein’s commitment, Freedom Caucus members and other House Republicans have repeatedly requested the release of documents related to a host of issues. House Republicans want DOJ documents related to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, how and why the FBI first began its probe into the Trump campaign and a 2017 Rosenstein memo that details the scope of Mueller’s investigation. (RELATED: Read The Strzok – Page Texts In Full)
House Republicans have requested some 1.2 million documents thus far, but have only received a few thousand of them, many of which have been redacted.
“We’ve been consistent from the beginning that the American people have a right to know the truth about what happened at the highest levels of the Justice Department. This letter is another step in that effort for transparency,” Meadows told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday.
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