Chaffetz subpoenas FBI for full Clinton email probe file
The FBI has been stalling and covering for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Congress has finally had enough. On live television, Chairman Chaffetz dramatically served the FBI with a subpoena demanding all information related to the Clinton email scandal. Well played.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz publicly subpoenaed the FBI’s full case file in the Hillary Clinton email investigation Monday, delivering the document demand to a senior FBI official during a contentious hearing where Democrats accused Republicans of mounting a partisan attack on Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“It’s ‘trust, but verify’ is how it works,” Chaffetz told FBI acting legislative affairs chief Jason Herring. “You don’t get to decide what I get to see. I get to see it all.”
After Herring said he could not promise to deliver all the investigative summaries—known as 302s—in an unedited form, Chaffetz sent the subpoena down from the dais to the witness table where the FBI official sat with colleagues from six other agencies.
“I’ve signed this subpoena. We want all the 302s….and you are hereby served,” Chaffetz said.
The chairman also complained that the FBI was trying to decide for itself what was relevant to the committee’s probe.
“That’s the way a banana republic acts, not the way the United States of America acts,” he said. “I don’t expect to have to issue a subpoena to see unclassified information.”