The ongoing investigation by the House Oversight Committee into whether the FBI was used by former President Obama for political purposes has hit a bump.
Committee chairman, Jason Chaffetz, requested documents from the FBI that pertain to the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Russia probe.
But the response from the FBI has been with a letter explaining why they refused to comply with Chairman Chaffetz’s request. So Chaffetz responded with a letter of his own. And this letter should be sending the FBI into a vortex of fear!
From Gateway Pundit:
Chaffetz and the committee made a request for documents regarding the Russia probe on May 16, 2017. The FBI’s refusal to cooperate with Chaffetz request is below:
The Oversight Committee issued a statement, which reads:
“Chaffetz requested memos, notes, summaries, and recordings to assist in the Committee’s investigation of the FBI’s independence, and which are outside the scope of the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
Chaffetz responded to the FBI with his letter, which can be read in full here. Listed below are first three pages:
Here is an excerpt from that letter:
“The Committee has its own, Constitutionally-based prerogative to conduct investigations. But the Committee in no way wants to impede or interfere with the Special Counsel’s ability to conduct his investigation. In fact, the Committee’s investigation will complement the work of the Special Counsel. Whereas the Special Counsel is conducting a criminal or counterintelligence investigation that will occur largely behind closed doors, the Committee’s work will shed light on matters of high public interest, regardless of whether there is evidence of criminal conduct.
The focus of the Committee’s investigation is the independence of the FBI, including conversations between the President and Comey and the process by which Comey was removed from his role as director. The records being withheld are central to those questions, even more so in light of Comey’s decision not to testify before the Committee at this time.
I am seeking to better understand Comey’s communications with the White House and Attorney General in such a way that does not implicate the Special Counsel’s work.”
Somewhere along the way, the FBI forgot who they work for and who they answer to. This is clearly obstruction of justice on the part of the FBI. Special Counsel or not, the FBI is still responsible to the people’s representatives in the House and Senate.
Source: Gateway Pundit