United States Congressman, Mark Meadows (NC-R) not only called for a second special counsel, but has also made a blockbuster revelation of WHY congress is being stone-walled by the FBI.
After perusing documents that were finally given to them by the FBI regarding Andrew McCabe, the House Oversight Committee discovered the misuse of redactions. The Democrats have been saying that heavily redacted documents are to protect us for National Security reasons. (MORE BELOW.)
Not only did the Oversight committee discover that a $70,000 piece of furniture was purchased by McCabe, they also noticed that the FBI marked that out so that no-one would know. It’s unclear how that redaction is important to National Security.
Senator Grassley wrote a letter to the Department of Justice. And in a scathing notion for truth asks about the validity of any and all redactions. This is what the letter says in part as reported by The Federalist:
In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed that the FBI had redacted the cost of the table from a document he and his fellow members of the committee requested to see. Grassley said many of the redactions within the documents made no sense, nor were they made to protect national security secrets.
“Congress, and the public, have a right to know how the Department spends taxpayer money,” Grassley wrote. “I am unaware of any legitimate basis on which the cost of a conference table should be redacted. Embarrassment is not a good enough reason. The manner in which some redactions have been used casts doubt on whether the remaining redactions are necessary and defensible.” (MORE BELOW.)
Click here to read the letter in full.
Senator Mark Meadows serves in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee where he Chairs the Subcommittee on Government Operations. Moreover, he has oversight jurisdiction over federal agencies. And that’s not all. Also, oversight over the Executive Office of the President. And over the Freedom of Information Act. Meadows who has a lot of knowledge, tweets this:
Amazing. This is what the DOJ frequently uses redactions for. Not for national security reasons, as they claim, but to save themselves from personal embarrassment–or, even worse, to hide relevant facts. We’ve caught them doing it several times now. (TWEET BELOW.)
Amazing. This is what the DOJ frequently uses redactions for.
Not for national security reasons, as they claim, but to save themselves from personal embarrassment–or, even worse, to hide relevant facts. We've caught them doing it several times now.https://t.co/rYTGWykKE7
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) May 24, 2018