GOP Lawmakers Unveil Resolution Officially Calling For Second Special Counsel to Investigate the Investigators
On Tuesday, House Republicans unveiled a resolution officially calling for a second special counsel to investigate misconduct at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) stands at the lectern flanked by House Republicans
Fearless warriors in the Freedom Caucus are demanding a second special counsel to investigate the FBI and DOJ because the Justice Department cannot be trusted to investigate themselves.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) led the charge Tuesday as he was surrounded by approximately a dozen GOP lawmakers during a press conference Tuesday.
“The Justice Department cannot be expected to investigate itself,” Zeldin said, echoing fellow members of the Freedom Caucus.
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, Reps. Ron DeSantis, Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, Jody Hice, Jim Jordan and others were present at the press conference.
House Republicans also want a second special counsel to investigate the FBI’s decision to end Hillary’s email investigation and how and why the Trump-Russia probe began.
On Monday, President Trump met with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss the FBI’s infiltration of his campaign.
Following the meeting, the DOJ agreed to allow Congressional leaders to review pertinent classified documents they have been requesting for months.
Rosenstein also requested Inspector General Horowitz probe any irregularities in the FBI’s and DOJ’s tactics on Trump’s campaign.
The Inspector General does not have subpoena power to interview DOJ and FBI officials and he would also have to refer findings to the Obama-appointed prosecutor, John Huber.
We need a second special counsel or independent prosecutor with subpoena power to conduct a real investigation.
Read the 12-page resolution here.
Will be introing this res today w/@RepMarkMeadows @Jim_Jordan @RepDeSantis @RepMattGaetz & many others detailing misconduct at highest levels of DOJ/FBI re FISA abuse, how/why Clinton probe ended, Trump-Russia probe began & calling for 2nd Special Counsel https://t.co/yr6IJxcxch
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 22, 2018