The House’s chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr.
Mr. Issa, California Republican, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, are leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IRS inquiry. They also said the FBI is refusing to turn over any documents related to its own investigation into the IRS, which began in the days after an auditor’s report revealed the tax agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny.
Six months after it began, the FBI’s investigation has resulted in no release of information. The congressmen said the FBI even rescinded an offer for an in-person briefing with the assistant director in charge of the investigation. The reversal, after the FBI consulted with the Justice Department, suggests political meddling, the two investigators said.
“The department’s tactics have impeded a congressional investigation and interfered with the committee’s access to documents and information. Obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime,” Mr. Issa and Mr. Jordan said in their letter to Mr. Comey, warning that if they don’t get the information they will use “compulsory” means.
quote:To much smoke in the air to determine if there is a fire.
If there was no targeting, wouldn't the administration want everything to come out and show that they didn't target
Six months after it began, the FBI’s investigation has resulted in no release of information
quote:Now threatening subpoenas?
Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas
These hearings are almost comical now. NOTHING has come from the IRS debacle, Benghazi, F&F and countless others. What is the point of this shite if nothing ever gets accomplished? For people to feel important? Are Issa et al just soft? #customaryipleadthefizzifth
Issa continues to bring his patty-cake hands to a knife fight.
quote:That is not his job.
I suspect that they are timing the bombs to go off right before the election, NC.