Whoa: Trey Gowdy and House Intel Committee Just Subpoenaed the FBI

The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly subpoenaed the FBI and Department of Justice over the infamous so-called “dossier” about President Donald Trump.

The subpoenas request that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify before the committee.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, a prominent member of the House Intel Committee, said efforts to obtain additional information have been unfruitful.

“We got nothing,” Gowdy told the Washington Examiner. “The witnesses have not been produced and the documents have not been produced.”

Newsweek has more details on the subpoenas:

  • The House Intelligence Committee is one of several congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Robert Mueller, a Justice Department special counsel, is overseeing a separate FBI investigation into the matter. Divisions between the congressional investigators and those with the Justice Department have been rising, CNN reported Tuesday morning, and the subpoenas seem to provide further indication of that tension.
  • On August 24, the committee issued two identical subpoenas to the FBI and Justice Department, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday evening, citing an interview with Congressman Trey Gowdy, a committee member. The committee had given the bureau and department until September 1 to provide the information, the report said. When the committee did not receive the information by the deadline, it reportedly extended that deadline to September 14.

Even prior to the subpoena, there were rumblings of frustrations among the House panel over an alleged lack of cooperation by the FBI, and DOJ in the Russia investigation.

Gowdy said a subpoena is a “tool of last resort in Congress.”

Source: Conservative Daily