The Department of Justice has finally coughed up those docs that the House Republicans have been demanding about how the Russian investigation began.
They partially fulfilled the request.
And Mark Meadows is still PISSED about it!!!
New reports of DOJ/FBI compliance with document requests are NOT accurate. While they have turned over additional documents, the new documents represent a small percentage of what they owe.
The notion that DOJ/FBI have been forthcoming with Congress is false.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) June 23, 2018
Here’s more from CBS News:
The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after they had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them.
A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says the department has partially complied with multiple requests from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees. House Republicans had given the department a Friday deadline for all documents, but Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said the department asked for more time.
“Our efforts have resulted in the committees finally getting access to information that was sought months ago, but some important requests remain to be completed,” Strong said in a statement Saturday. “Additional time has been requested for the outstanding items, and based on our understanding of the process we believe that request is reasonable. We expect the department to meet its full obligations to the two committees.”
In a letter sent to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes late Friday, the Justice Department said it had that day provided a classified letter to his panel regarding whether the FBI used “confidential human sources” before it officially began its Russia investigation in 2016. Nunes has been pressing the department on an informant who spoke to members of President Trump’s campaign as the FBI began to explore the campaign’s ties to Russia.
So the feud isn’t over.
Now ya’ll have an open thread.
Here’s some comment fodder:
Superb 🤣 pic.twitter.com/EivrQbIeI4— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) June 23, 2018