Freedom Caucus Chairman Sends Letter to Trump Requesting He Use Powers to Release ALL Docs on FISA Abuse and Unredacted Rosenstein Memo
Freedom caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent President Trump a letter Wednesday afternoon requesting he use his Presidential powers to instruct AG Sessions to declassify and release ALL FISA abuse documents and the unredacted Rosenstein memo detailing Mueller’s scope.
We have reached the one year anniversary of the Mueller witch hunt and these GOP lawmakers have had enough of the stonewalling from the DOJ and FBI.
In a letter sent to President Trump on Wednesday afternoon, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, with the backing of Rep. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Jim Jordan asked President Trump to step in to instruct the DOJ release ALL relevant documents on FISA abuse and Rosenstein’s August 2 memo detailing Mueller’s scope.
“In the year that has passed since these committments were made, the Department of Justice has failed to fully comply with regular and repeated Congressional requests and subpoenas. Our power as Congress to conduct investigations is broad, inherent and mandated by the Constitution. As a separate and equal branch of government, we have a constitutional right to these documents,” Meadows said in his letter to President Trump.
Rep. Meadows requested documents related to FISA abuses, documents related to the initial investigation into Trump’s camp before the Special Counsel was appointed, and the unredacted August 2nd memo penned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein detailing Mueller’s scope.
Screenshot of letter:
The three Freedom Caucus members sounded off on Twitter.
DOJ leadership has obstructed Congressional oversight for long enough. @Jim_Jordan @RepDeSantis and I asked POTUS to instruct the DOJ to release ALL relevant documents on potential FISA abuse, the initial investigation of the Trump campaign, and more.
Give Americans the truth. pic.twitter.com/Ub8TWcSO6v
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) May 16, 2018
The wrangling with DOJ & Rosenstein has gone on for too long. I’ve joined my colleagues to ask the President to declassify & release all relevant documents re: the investigation targeting the Trump campaign. This is the only way the American people can achieve accountability. pic.twitter.com/3LoLMXYrZh
— Ron DeSantis (@RepDeSantis) May 16, 2018
It’s high time for transparency. The DOJ and FBI have continually and repeatedly thwarted congressional oversight. We’re asking @realDonaldTrump to direct the Attorney General to give us the documents—because the American people deserve answers. pic.twitter.com/aigq97jm7A
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 16, 2018