This week, Republican lawmakers will shine new light on alleged misconduct carried out by top officers at the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation in relation to the 2016 presidential election.
“On Tuesday, May 22nd, at 11:00 am, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) will be joined by at least 16 other Members of Congress to introduce a 12 page House Resolution detailing misconduct at the highest levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with regards to FISA Abuse, how and why the Hillary Clinton email probe ended, and how and why the Donald Trump-Russia probe began,” Katie Vincentz, Rep. Lee’s Communications Director, said in a statement Monday.
“The Resolution will call for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate the misconduct that took place.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked Inspector General Michael Horowitz over the weekend to enlarge the scope of his probe to include possible politically motivated acts regarding how the bureau “conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election.”
“If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action,” Rosenstein said in a statement Sunday.