The Gateway Pundit reported that House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sent a subpoena to the Justice Department on Thursday night asking for documents related to Clinton’s private server and email investigation. Goodlatte had previously asked for these documents for months ago, but he only received a fraction of the documents.
“To this date, the Department has only produced a fraction of the documents that have been requested,” Goodlatte wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Given the Department’s ongoing delays in producing these documents, I am left with no choice but to issue enclosed subpoena to compel production of these documents.”
Goodlatte’s letter went on to say that since the request for Clinton email server investigation documents, the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended the dismissal of McCabe, who was fired ahead of his retirement last Friday, putting his full pension in jeopardy.
“This recommendation appears to be based, at least in part, on events related to the investigation surrounding Secretary Clinton’s private email server,” Goodlatte wrote. “Accordingly, the subpoena additionally covers all documents and communications relied upon by FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility in reaching its decision to recommend the dismissal of former Deputy Director McCabe.”
Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior released a statement saying that the DOJ and the FBI “take the Committee’s inquiry seriously and are committed to accommodating its oversight request in a manner consistent with the Department’s law enforcement and national security responsibilities.”
“Instead of using our time and resources to conduct oversight on pressing matters that actually impact our country today—like the Russian government’s ongoing attack on our elections or President Trump’s crusade to undermine the independence of the Department of Justice—Judiciary Republicans have chosen to issue a unilateral subpoena to acquire information related to Hillary Clinton’s emails. Their priorities are upside-down and out of touch with the American public,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., responded.