Last month, the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to obtain redacted documents and materials related to the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act violations.
In response, the Justice Department has announced the appointment of U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, a Trump appointee.
Lausch will oversee the agency’s compliance with the subpoena after it missed the initial deadline given by the committee to turn over requested documents.
GOP lawmakers, however, are saying that the DOJ’s action is not enough.
On Tuesday, “Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade interviewed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) about the DOJ’s move to appoint Lausch.
Kilmeade questioned Rep. Jordan, “Does John Lausch make you feel better about the process?”
He responded, “No, he doesn’t. She talked about getting the redactions right. How about this? How about giving the information to us in an unredacted form?”
Kilmeade went on to say, “She told us yesterday that none of this has to do with the Clinton investigation. Therefore, you have to keep going through the pages, as well as the redactions.”
He then questioned Rep. Meadows, “Do you feel for her?”
He responded, “I don’t feel for her. I am tired of the excuses. If you put all of their workforces on the level playing field, where they are actually redacting it every day, what they are producing is less than 2 pages per day. I don’t feel sorry for her.”
He continued, “Here’s what we do know. I sent a letter to the attorney general outlining ten redactions of material facts that the DOJ and FBI are hiding from Congress. Enough is enough. Let’s get the documents. Let’s do it this week. If this attorney general and deputy general can’t do it, let’s find two who will.”
Kilmeade went on to say, “This is the attorney general appointed by Donald Trump. An FBI director appointed by Donald Trump. A deputy attorney general appointed by Donald Trump. What is going on?”
Rep. Jordan went on to say that it was a “double standard” because David Kendall, Heather Samuelson, Cheryl Mills, and Secretary Clinton got to analyze, and ultimately do what they want with Hillary Clinton’s 60,000 emails.
He went on to call this “privileged information”.
Meadows also unloaded saying that if the DOJ isn’t going to honor subpenas maybe Rosenstein should be removed.
Both Rep. Jordan and Rep. Meadows went on to demand the information that they have been asking for.
Check out the full interview below…
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