Chuck Grassley isn’t going to stop fight until the DOJ stops stonewalling and gives him access to the FBI agent who interviewed Michael Flynn:
FOX NEWS – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley isn’t backing down as the Justice Department rebuffs his repeated attempts to speak with the FBI agent whose interview with Michael Flynn was used to indict the ex-national security adviser in the Russia probe.
“This is no ordinary criminal case,” Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote in a June 6 letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Congress has a right to know the full story and to know it now.”
Grassley is pressing his request anew after the DOJ once again rejected his bid to speak with FBI Agent Joe Pientka and to obtain the FBI’s records of the interview.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are seeking more information about that interview as recent revelations have raised questions about the guilty plea itself. They say former FBI Director James Comey in fact indicated to lawmakers that FBI agents did not believe Flynn intentionally lied about the talks with Russia’s ambassador.
The last letter Grassley wrote was in early May and the DOJ denied his request. Now he’s writing again demanding access to this FBI agent to find out of Comey was telling the truth.
For what it’s worth, I hope Grassley eventually finds out. Getting mixed signals like this doesn’t bod well for the FBI’s credibility.