Former Chief of Staff Steve Banon thinks Trump should fire Deputy AG Rosenstein within 48 hours if he does not comply with congress’ subpoenas.
Congress has issued the DOJ and the FBI a final warning, requesting documents relating to Hillary, McCabe and surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.
As reported by foxnews.com
REP. TREY GOWDY (R-S.C.) to CHRIS WALLACE on "FOX NEWS SUNDAY":
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told "Fox News Sunday" that House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting Friday night with senior members of the DOJ and FBI, and made it clear that “there’s going to be action on the floor of the House this week if FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request.”
The House Judiciary Committee has requested more than a million documents from the FBI and DOJ relating to the Hillary Clinton email probe, the firing of former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, and reported surveillance of a Trump aide during the 2016 presidential election.
But Republicans have accused the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and intentionally impeding their investigation, despite the agencies' claims that fulfilling the request requires a careful review of the sensitive documents.
Gowdy, R-S.C., said the GOP's action could involve "the full panoply of constitutional weapons available to the people’s house."
"Under the heading of minor miracles, you had members of the House working on a Friday night," Gowdy said. "Paul Ryan led this meeting. You had [House Intelligence Committee Chair] Devin Nunes, [House Judiciary Committee Chair] Bob Goodlatte, myself and everyone you can think of from the FBI and the DOJ, and we went item by item on both of those outstanding subpoenas.
"We had a meeting Friday night. Under the heading of minor miracles, you had members of the House working on a Friday night. Paul Ryan led this meeting. You had Devin Nunes, Bob Goodlatte, myself and everyone you can think of from the FBI and the DOJ and we went item by item on both of those outstanding subpoenas.
"We either have compliance, we have partial compliance or we have non-compliance. And Paul made it very clear; there's going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request. So Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray you were in the meeting, you understood him just as clearly as I did. We're going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance.
GOWDY: "There is no ambiguity, the Speaker of the House was really clear: you're going to comply or there's going to be floor action, and I think they got the message."
WALLACE: "And floor action would be?"
GOWDY: "The full panoply of constitutional weapons available to the people's house."
WALLACE: "Including contempt of Congress?"
GOWDY: "Um, that would be among them, yes sir. I don't want the drama. I want the documents...
Congress created the DOJ and they every right to demand these documents.