Abraham statement on resolution calling on DOJ to comply with Congressional subpoenas
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, today voted in favor of a House resolution demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) comply with requests from Congress to turn over documents relating to possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by DOJ personnel.
The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has investigated potential FISA abuses by the DOJ since March 2017. On Oct. 24, the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform began a joint investigation into decisions made by DOJ in 2016 and 2017 during its investigation of the emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
During these investigations, DOJ has delayed and failed to fully comply with requests for information and congressional subpoenas. The resolution, H. Res. 970, demands that DOJ fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, no later than July 6.
“It’s past time that the Department of Justice respects the laws of this land and Congress’ Constitutional oversight authority. This has been going on for far too long, and the American people deserve answers. It’s time for the DOJ to pony up these documents and comply with these subpoenas,” Dr. Abraham said.