House Turning Up the Heat on DOJ and Mueller
The US House of Representatives is expected to turn up the heat on the Russia investigation by voting Thursday on a measure to slam the Justice Department (DOJ) for withholding sensitive documents connected to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
The vote would signal for the 1st time the House goes on record to demand such documents.
The resolution accuses the DOJ of “non-compliance” with House subpoenas. They include several issued by the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.
Democrats oppose the measure as a partisan ploy to undermine the investigation into The Trump Campaign’s contacts with Russia.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said that Justice Department fails to comply with the resolution, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be held in contempt of Congress.