Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes, the two Republican House lawmakers most engaged in leading the congressional investigation into the Department of Justice’s actions during the 2016 campaign, are sending a warning to the nation’s top law enforcement body.
Rep. Gowdy, who is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News that the DOJ and congressional Democrats are harassing investigative staffers. Rep. Nunes, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, echoed Gowdy’s claim.
Fox News has the report:
“I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone,” South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News on Monday. “The members make the final decision and are responsible for them, not staffers.”
“Attacking staffers, planting false stories, and endangering national security by leaking sensitive information to the press, including information about intelligence sources — this is what the DOJ is doing, and this why trust in the DOJ is rapidly eroding in Congress,” said California Rep. Devin Nunes, the GOP chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Nunes, Gowdy accuse DOJ of launching anonymous attacks on congressional investigator | Fox News https://t.co/AfIjw0gwRN
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If this is true, and the Department of Justice is indeed not only interfering with a congressional investigation but is harassing staffers assigned to dig up information, then this is grounds for disciplinary action to be taken.
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For the executive branch to interfere with an investigation initiated by Congress would be a huge violation of the separation of powers. The Department of Justice was created by Congress. It is a creature of the executive – it is not independent of lawmakers. Therefore, it must abide by any congressional investigation.
Gowdy has made no secret of his disdain for the lollygagging DOJ and the ongoing stonewalling of the congressional investigation into the Department’s actions during the 2016 election. And now’s he stumbled upon another roadblock to get to the bottom of what exactly went down during the 2016 election.
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