Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to say that Congress will not pussyfoot around if the Justice Department and the FBI don’t comply with subpoena requests.
Pointing to Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Gowdy said there will be “action on the floor” that may involve “the full panoply of constitutional weapons available to the people’s house.”
Gowdy said there was a meeting Friday night between Republican leaders and very senior members of the DOJ and FBI , and they went “item by item” over outstanding congressional subpoenas.
(He described this meeting as “a minor miracle” because members of Congress were working on a Friday night.)
“We either have compliance, we have partial compliance or we have noncompliance. And [Speaker] Paul [Ryan] made it very clear; there’s going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request,” Gowdy said.
According to Fox News, the House Judiciary Committee has requested more than a million documents from the FBI and DOJ relating to the Hillary Clinton email probe, the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and reported surveillance of the Trump campaign.
“So [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, [FBI Director] Chris Wray, you were in the meeting, you understood him just as clearly as I did,” Gowdy added. “We’re going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance.”
The South Carolina lawmaker said he believes the message got through and expects to see a response from the Justice Department.
“There is no ambiguity, the Speaker of the House was really clear: you’re going to comply or there’s going to be floor action, and I think they got the message,” Gowdy said.
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