Tom Fitton: 'FBI Is in Cover-Up Mode' on Hillary Clinton Email Probe
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Monday that he believes the FBI is in "cover-up mode" while the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz probes how the agency and Department of Justice handled the investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said that Congress needs access to more than 1 million missing documents and that if the FBI doesn't turn them over, he will subpoena the agency.
"Goodlatte's complaints are well-founded," Fitton said of the chairman's remarks that the DOJ and FBI have been slow to release the report.
Horowitz has told lawmakers he is aiming to release the report in the “March, April time period.”
"[The FBI] is withholding material from us and not searching properly to find out what's been going on with the FBI corruption as it relates to Hillary Clinton and the Russia collusion story," Fitton said.
Although Horowitz in November said his team had reviewed about 1.2 million records, he acknowledged that the classified information involved and necessary security clearances have slowed the process.
Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
Watch Fitton's discussion with Harris Faulkner on "Outnumbered Overtime" above.