Hmm: Is this the FBI guy stonewalling all of Congress’ requests for Russia-Trump documents?

Hmm: Is this the FBI guy stonewalling all of Congress’ requests for Russia-Trump documents?

[Ed. – It seems so, if Kimberley Strassel’s sources are right.  Given her well-deserved reputation for reliability and quality reportage, they probably are.]

A little more than a week ago, the committee’s frustrated chairman, Rep. [score]Devin Nunes[/score], took the case all the way to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who finally offered to make an FBI official available for a briefing. But the bureau is still withholding all documents. To date, Sen. [score]Chuck Grassley[/score]’s Judiciary Committee has not received any paper from the FBI on Russia matters, despite numerous requests, some countersigned by the Democratic ranking member, [score]Dianne Feinstein[/score].

Increasingly, one name is popping up: Gregory Brower, who leads the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs. Mr. Brower is an odd man for the job. These gigs tend to go to more-junior people, since they involve the drudgery of answering calls from grumpy congressional staffers. Yet Mr. Brower is a former U.S. attorney—a job that requires Senate confirmation—and a former Nevada state senator.

Before his latest role, he was the deputy general counsel of the FBI. In that post he was described as a confidant of former FBI Director James Comey. It was Mr. Comey who installed Mr. Brower in the congressional affairs job, just a few days before President Trump fired the director.

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Mr. Brower has been shutting down congressional requests and stonewalling ever since.

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