Rep. Meadows: DOJ, FBI Have to Decide If They're Going to Cover Up or Clean Up
Republican lawmakers have given the Justice Department and FBI a deadline of 5:00pm ET Monday to give Congress all requested documents related to an FBI informant in contact with members of the Trump campaign in 2016.
Allegations that the FBI attempted to infiltrate the Trump campaign prior to the initiation of the formal Russia probe have roiled Washington, amid numerous findings of anti-Trump bias among top officials in the agency.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who sits on the House Oversight Committee, said the DOJ and FBI have a simple decision to make: "Are you going to be part of the cover up team or a part of the cleanup team?"
He said based on their repeated failure to turn over the documents by now -- including a deadline last Friday -- it seems that they're going to be a part of the cover-up team.
He pointed out that Congress only received 1,400 documents on Friday, when they should have gotten 50,000.
"The American people say, 'That is not compliance,' and more importantly, we say it," Meadows said, explaining that's why Republicans plan to take action on the House floor to compel the DOJ and FBI to release all the documents.
"It has not been done before and we think it’s about time. The Speaker has given deadlines, we’ve given deadlines.”
Watch the "Fox & Friends" segment above, and see more from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) below.