DOJ Must Meet A New Deadline To Release Reports From Russian Probe And Hillary Email Investigation

DOJ Must Meet A New Deadline To Release Reports From Russian Probe And Hillary Email Investigation

This has been a long time coming. The report should answer a lot of questions about how the Department of Justice handled the Clinton email scandal. Lawmakers will finally be able to compare the stark contrast of the Clinton investigation to the current investigation into Trump’s alleged ties with Russia.

According to RTV 6, an upcoming report from the Department of Justice inspector general will fault department and FBI officials for their handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, according to multiple outlets.

The report is scheduled for release in the next few days. It will reportedly criticize former FBI Director James Comey for his letter to Congress. Days before the presidential election, he informed lawmakers the bureau had reopened its investigation into Clinton.

As Written By Alex Pappas With Fox News:

The long-awaited watchdog report on the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign will be released next Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said.

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Horowitz said “we anticipate releasing the report on June 14, 2018.” That day is also President Trump’s birthday.

The inspector general also told committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in the letter that he has accepted the invitation to testify about the report on June 18, meaning his scheduled appearance before the committee is being delayed again.

Washington has been on edge since last month, when Horowitz told lawmakers the draft report was done. Congressional committees have scheduled, and then postponed, hearings with Horowitz while waiting for the report to be released.

It will be interesting to see if the DOJ fully cooperates. Up until this point, it seems like any information requested, even under subpoenas, has either been delayed or heavily redacted. If these reports show bias for the Clinton investigation or against the Trump campaign, people need to be held accountable for their part.