With unanswered questions still remaining in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, the Department of Justice is expected to receive a subpoena from the head of the House Judiciary Committee, according to The Hill.
Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) have headed an investigation into the possibility of extreme political biases at high levels in the Justice Department.
Goodlatte told host Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” about the importance of obtaining the documents.
“We need to have those documents. We’ve had communications with the Department of Justice about this and they know that not just myself and Chairman Gowdy, but many other members of the House are very concerned about the slow nature of those documents being produced. And as I say, actions are going to have to take a new level here very soon,” Goodlatte said.
Only a minuscule portion of the documents have currently been obtained – about 3,000 out of approximately 1.2 million files.
Republicans have been increasingly persistent and causally frustrated at the DOJ’s lack of priority in turning over the documents.
While the exact timeline is still uncertain, sources told The Hill that the summons should be expected to go out Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
According to The Hill, a spokesperson confirmed that on Monday, Gowdy “notified the ranking Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), that a subpoena is forthcoming. Under Judiciary committee rules, the chairman must consult the ranking member two business days ‘before issuing any subpoena’ — suggesting that the move is imminent.”
The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), says, “I would hope that we wouldn’t have to compel them to comply, but more and more evidence would suggest that compelling them to deliver documents may be our only recourse.”
This comes just days after Andrew McCabe’s firing for his role in the Clinton investigation following a probe by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.