GOP lawmakers want probe of FBI over Clinton investigation

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows holds a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning

Conservatives are calling for an investigation of what they say was the FBI's "special treatment" of Hillary Clinton ahead of the December 7 testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray before the House Judiciary Committee.

Under Judiciary Committee rules, both the chairman and ranking Democrat must agree on any subpoenas that the panel sends to witnesses. He is also the one who changed the critical wording of then-FBI Director James Comey's description of Clinton's handling of classified material that resulted in no charges being brought against her. "Any Congressional oversight related to either one of these topics is not credible without also examining the other".

How is it possible that Hillary Clinton escaped criminal indictment for mishandling classified documents despite incriminating evidence that she violated the Espionage Act?

The Times said Strzok was "reassigned this summer from Mr. Mueller's investigation to the FBI's human resources department, where he has been stationed since".

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray after reports that an FBI agent was dismissed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation over the discovery of text messages favoring Hillary Clinton and disparaging President Donald Trump.

The dossier is a collection of negative research on Trump that alleges corrupt ties to the Russian government. When Strzok was found to have sent pro-Hillary, anti-Trump texts to his mistress a year ago, he was dismissed from the investigation.

Trump Jr. claimed attorney-client privilege on Wednesday when asked about speaking with his father over the Russian Federation meeting, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., argued that should not have been allowed.

Grassley suggested that Democrats weren't interested in delving deeper into the dossier after news reports revealed that it was funded by Clinton and the DNC.

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"For me, this question is why", Perry said at the press conference.

"I don't know whether the Ranking Member or her staff knew that fact earlier this year when I was trying to persuade her to do bipartisan follow-up with Fusion GPS", Grassley said, referring to Feinstein.

Typically, committees produce reports detailing their conclusions at the end of an investigation.

Representative Jerrold Nadler told Wray he expected the attacks on the FBI to grow louder as the special counsel's investigation continues and the "walls close in around the president".

"I don't think so", said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., in a recent interview when asked if the committee could reach consensus. So, again we must ask, what happens when the Federal Bureau of Investigation lies to the public? "I don't want the drama of a contempt of Congress floor fight".

"It is time that we get to the bottom of it, and I call on Attorney General Sessions".

"We sent a letter to Attorney General Sessions, Deputy Attorney General [Rod] Rosenstein, and FBI Director [Christopher] Wray asking them to make available, make public, the application that we believe was taken to the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court to enable the spying to take place on Americans associated with the Trump campaign", he said.

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