A top FBI official testifying about the bureau’s withholding of information pertaining to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal was issued a subpoena on the spot by the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The subpoena was issued on live, national television.
It would appear Congress is a little fed up with people covering up for Hillary’s lawlessness.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz was clearly frustrated by the FBI’s stonewalling of information on an investigation that allowed Clinton to skate after mishandling classified information during her tenure at the State Department.
He asked Jason Herring, the acting assistant director for congressional affairs, “What information do you believe that Congress does not have the right to see?”
Unsatisfied with Herring’s response, Chaffetz said “I’m going to issue a subpoena, and I’m going to do it right now.”
“You are hereby served,” he announced.
It was a move that Judge Andrew Napolitano called “dramatic and legally effective.”
Watch the incredible moment below …
Via the Blaze:
A senior House Republican on Monday escalated the GOP’s battle with the FBI over its decision not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email system, serving a top FBI official with a subpoena for the investigation’s full case file.
The move during a congressional hearing by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, underscores mounting frustration within the GOP over what Republicans see as stonewalling by the FBI over the Clinton probe. Chaffetz and other Republicans on the panel said the bureau has withheld summaries of interviews with witnesses and unnecessarily blacked out material from documents sent last month.
“We decide what’s relevant — not the Department of Justice, not the FBI,” Chaffetz said. “We are entitled to the full file.”
Napolitano explained that “The FBI, which rarely receives subpoenas, received one on national television.”
Fox News host Megyn Kelly added, “They’re going to have to give up a lot of information about who they talked to in the Hillary investigation that they didn’t want to give up.”