Goodlatte on US Attorney's Probe: 'Sunlight Needs to Be Shone on Unbelievable Bias' Within FBI
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Friday that he believes the reputation of the FBI and Justice Department will be restored as a result of the investigation into potential FISA abuses by both agencies.
Goodlatte (R-Va.) had demanded a special counsel be appointed to carrying out the investigation, a request that Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied. However, Sessions said Thursday that U.S. Attorney John Huber would look into the issues raised by GOP lawmakers, including the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One.
The probe stems from allegations of surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ in obtaining FISA warrants to examine Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Goodlatte on Thursday subpoenaed the DOJ for documents regarding the Clinton email scandal, the potential FISA abuses and the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. He said on "America's Newsroom" that he feels Huber can conduct a fair and independent investigation.
"I think that the facts have been coming out for quite a while now, and I think that's going to accelerate with [Huber's] appointment, and with the response to our subpoena," he said.
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Goodlatte said he's "encouraged" by the developments and that he believes the process is moving in the right direction toward getting answers for the American people.
"The best way to achieve that is with the sunlight that needs to be shone on the unbelievable bias that was taking place in some key people in the FBI," he said.
Watch the discussion above.