US House panel issues subpoenas to Justice Department over Trump dossier: Democrat


The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed both the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation for any information tied to Fusion GPS's dossier claims related to President Donald Trump and potential connections to Russian Federation late Tuesday night.

The committee subpoenaed the FBI and the Justice Department on August 24, giving them until September 1 to turn over information about the nature of the bureau's relationship with Christopher Steele.

The Washington Examiner was first to report the subpoenas.

Nunes intends to extend his deadline to September 14 but refused to wait around any longer.

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week in a letter where he threatened Sessions with a public grilling if he doesn't produce documents about the Russian Federation dossier to the House intelligence committee. The committee had given the bureau and department until September 1 to provide the information, the report said.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, a prominent member of the House Intel Committee, said efforts to obtain additional information have been unfruitful.

"Resort to compulsory process was necessary because of DOJ's and FBI's insufficient responsiveness to the committee's numerous Russia-investigation related requests over the past several months", the letter says.

The US House Intelligence Committee issued two new subpoenas to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Tuesday, ordering them to appear before the committee to explain why they have not yet provided information that was demanded in previous subpoenas, the Washington Examiner reported, citing Congressman Trey Gowdy.

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele is seen in London this past March.

The committee is also seeking documents on the FBI's possible role in the opposition research against Donald Trump during the presidential campaign.

Asked to comment, Nunes told a CNN reporter Tuesday evening: "I'm not talking to you guys".



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