[Ed. – There was some movement from the FBI on Friday, perhaps enough to forestall a contempt proceeding in the House. But the key items HPSCI is looking for still haven’t been turned over.]
Investigators on the Hill will have an opportunity to learn more about the extent to which senior FBI and Justice Department officials knew about surveillance of the Trump campaign. On Friday, House Oversight and Judiciary Committees received over than 1400 pages of documents “relating to senior FBI or Justice Department officials’ requests to review or manage surveillance records that either involve or mention the Trump campaign or Trump administration,” according to Politico.
Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) downplayed the transfer, branding reports that bureau and Justice Department officials have increased cooperation with lawmakers as “false.”
“New reports of DOJ/FBI compliance with document requests are NOT accurate,” Meadows tweeted. “While they have turned over additional documents, the new documents represent a small percentage of what they owe.”
New reports of DOJ/FBI compliance with document requests are NOT accurate. While they have turned over additional documents, the new documents represent a small percentage of what they owe.
The notion that DOJ/FBI have been forthcoming with Congress is false.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) June 23, 2018