Republican Congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows, said today that lawmakers will issue subpoenas “within days” to compel individuals to testify about their involvement in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 Election.
On HillTV’s show, “Rising,” Meadows said,
“What we’re continuing to find… is additional information from DOJ and FBI that has literally been hidden from Congress’ oversight role for nine months.
“So we’re at the point where the frustration has reached a level that we’ve got to deal with it. Issuing subpoenas to compel people to come in and testify — some of them who really I think want to testify, want to make sure that we clean this up — will be actually forthcoming in days where we’ll get them to come in.”
Meadows, who leads the House Freedom Caucus, is one of the most vocal critics of the DOJ’s mishandling of the Russia probe. He and other lawmakers have sought to obtain, and have received, thousands of documents from the DOJ, which they claim have been withheld for months. Additionally, they argue that they have not been able to review key documents nor have they received as many documents as they’ve requested.
Meadows and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) introduced a legislative measure last week in order to compel the DOJ to comply with outstanding congressional subpoenas regarding the FBI’s involvement in the 2016 Election.
They and others, like Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, have requested the materials to uncover crimes that were committed and/or a conspiracy to use the FBI and DOJ to attack a presidential candidate and later, President Trump.