GOP Lawmakers Urge Trump to Help With DOJ Stonewalling: 'It's Like Pulling Teeth'
Three House Republicans asked President Trump to instruct the Department of Justice to release documents related to potential FISA abuse, the Russia probe and more.
Reps. Mark Meadows (N.C.), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Ron DeSantis (Fla.) penned the letter to the president and said the DOJ hasn't complied with Congressional requests and subpoenas.
"We're tired of un-elected people at the Department of Justice repeatedly not giving us information we're entitled to receive," Jordan said Wednesday on "Outnumbered Overtime."
The letter states, "To complete our independent oversight and investigative duties, we must obtain all documents responsive to previous requests by Congress."
It’s high time for transparency. The DOJ and FBI have continually and repeatedly thwarted congressional oversight. We’re asking @realDonaldTrump to direct the Attorney General to give us the documents—because the American people deserve answers. pic.twitter.com/aigq97jm7A
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 16, 2018
He told Harris Faulkner that the issue is about transparency.
"[If] you and I go to court ... we have to give the truth. The whole truth. The FBI didn't do that," he said.
He said that lawmakers have a right to obtain information in order to get answers to "critical questions" that the American people have.
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