Earlier today, Fox News reported that top Senate Republicans investigating the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe are pressing the bureau to produce all text messages belonging to former deputy director Andrew McCabe, calling the delay “unacceptable.”
Republican Senators Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa), who are the Homeland Security Committee Chairman and Finance Committee Chairman respectively, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
In the letter they demanded that the FBI turn over the documents, noting that their production would be responsive to a subpoena issued by Johnson’s committee in August.
“As you know, on August 6, 2020, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subpoenaed the FBI for all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, which requires that records actually be produced to the Committee, not merely made available for review in a reading room,” the letter said.
They wrote that after waiting “nearly 70 days to receive these text messages, and when records were actually produced, we received only 8 percent of what we know exists” and that “It is simply unacceptable that we have waited so long to receive so little.”
Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (Ohio) shared the article and tweeted out “Chris Wray refuses to cooperate with Senate investigators. Chris Wray refuses to cooperate with House investigators. The FBI director needs to do his job.”
Chris Wray refuses to cooperate with Senate investigators.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 13, 2020
Chris Wray refuses to cooperate with House investigators.
The FBI director needs to do his job. https://t.co/k02OE4ACKu
In early May, Jordan and Republican House Rep. Mike Johnson (La.) sent a letter to Wray demanding he review his agency’s handling of its investigation into Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
A House GOP aide told Axios at the time, “Conservatives really feel like Wray blew the entire Michael Flynn saga, and many on the right want heads to roll.”
Later reports that month show that Wray “declined to respond” to the letter, forcing them to reach out to other sources in an attempt to get the information they are looking for.
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