Grassley threatens to subpoena FBI Officials

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September 29, 2017

Grassley-threatens-fbiSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is threatening to subpoena two top FBI officials to answer questions about Russia, the firing of James Comey, the Hillary Clinton email case and more.

“If we are unable to reach a voluntary agreement, the committee will consider proceeding to compulsory process through its authority under the Constitution and pursuant to Senate and committee rules,” Grassley wrote in a Wednesday letter to the Justice Department.

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has been seeking a closed-door interview with FBI officials Carl Ghattas and James Rybicki. Ghattas is the executive assistant director of the FBI National Security Branch; Rybicki is the the chief of staff and senior counselor to the FBI director.

Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general, had written in a Sept. 11 letter to Grassley that the officials could not be interviewed over concerns it would interfere with the ongoing special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

21 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Timothy Thompson says:

    Talk about collusion, the FBI seems intent on obstruction of justice, they seem more involved in protecting crooks than protecting the American people. I personally think AG Sessions was a plant put on Trump to stop anything happening to the Clintons, its just an injustice that we don’t pursue a course to find out about their money laundering and private email server serving all our enemies with easy access to her computers and secret information.

  • Rider says:

    Sessions has failed for the third time to comply with a House Intelligence Committee subpoena to produce documents related to the dossier prepared by the former British spy on President Trump. What is he hiding. He must be compelled to testify or thrown in jail for contempt of Congress.

  • CCblogging says:

    I am beginning to think it’s all just a dog and pony show. I am pessimistic that any one of the political elites will ever be brought to justice. Makes me think of that Biblical verse Romans 310. “There is none righteous, not even one”.

  • dmttbt says:

    Are they still trying to figure out if Hillary is a crook? Gee everyone else figured that out years ago. Now what everyone is almost figuring out is that the a holes we have in the government on both sides of the aisle are not going to do anything about it. It might be because they are afraid of being killed or losing money and power. They certainly do not work for the American tax payers. Bill Clinton got away with what they say was actual murder and his wife was pushing all the way. If we were using the constitutional system we are suppose to use we wouldn’t be able to have 24/7 news because there would be nothing to report.
    Now we are having a debate about the NFL taking a knee rather than placing their hand over their heart during the National Anthem. The players say it is their right to freedom of speech and now they say it is a protest to call attention to the terrible treatment of blacks. They use two cases in particular and those are The obese black man who was being detained in a situation that had something to do with illegal lotto or something in that order and he refused to act on the commands to place his hands on his head and then resisted further and was brought to his knees the same way as if he were white. He died because he was so over weight he couldn’t breathe.
    The other case is the one about the black man who had just strong arm robbed a store and when a police officer stopped him he resisted and attacked the officer and tried to take his pistol and was shot and killed. “Hands up don’t shoot” was born out of that however that was BS because not one person would ever say that phrase was used.
    If those two cases are abuse I am missing something. The black communities get more use out of the police and fire departments than any predominately white community.

  • regulus30 says:

    he CAN un-recuse himself at any time.

  • Askjrsk says:

    What’s with threatening? Come on. Issue subpoenas and go to work. Fire Meuller. Investigate the FBI intensely under a microscope. Imprison Comey for his perjury. Pay needs to be performance based. That should cut government expenses big time.

  • Navy Bob says:

    I will say it again: Would it not just be ironic if the only indictments to come out of this farce would be from the Clinton camp? And this would include Lynch, Comey and any in the Administration who hindered the investigation/white wash of Hillary.

    1. maxx says:

      Based on the character of D.C. inhabitants and even lower level governments, it would be a “miracle”.

  • Allan Scott says:

    Seems like Boyd needs to be investigated

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    Isn’t subpoenaing the FBI like expecting Hillary Clinton or Bammyboy to tell the truth under oath?

  • Name says:

    If Sessions does not un-recuse himself over the Russia witch hunt, which inexplicably and disturbingly included his recusal from “all Clinton matters”, Trump should fire him now. The ramifications of his recusal are undermining Trump’s presidency and the American People’s right to a transparent, government, free of treason and crimes against the American People.

    1. Anouk says:

      Agree 100%! Enough is enough,

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    2. dmttbt says:

      It may be time for Sessions to retire anyway, he is getting on in years now. I would say that Trey Gowdy would be an excellent choice. He might be the only honest person in Washington DC and I am not sure about even him.

  • regulus30 says:

    the liberal p666ricks666 will just take the FIFTH.

    1. podunk1 says:

      Then, FIRE THEM, after demanding why the witch hunts & other progressive BS HASN’T BEEN STOPPED!

    2. maxx says:

      I believe I read somewhere a while back buried within some complicated legalese (read as: lawyer mumbo jumbo) that taking the fifth can officially be interpreted as “guilty”. and handled as that. So why are our officials NOT doing that? When it comes to politicians and government bureaucrats, who serve “while within the tenants of good behavior” rather than contractual employees, they operate outside of the benefits of the later. If they need to be locked up for failure to cooperate then so be it. That is how we little people are dealt with. “Due process be damned with regard to us subjects”.

      1. regulus30 says:

        ” refuse to answer that question on the grounds “IT MAY TEND TO INCRIMINATE ME”. i WOULD SAY THAT IS A GUILTY PLEA.

  • Rob says:

    Witch hunt! The only thing they can do is stall, until close to election!

  • Pete Bundy says:

    It is way past time. if this was an “ordinary” citizen they would have already been charged and tried,

  • TexRancher says:

    Yes! Get on with the indictments, we’ve already heard enough and waited long enough for justice!

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