House Committees Launch New Investigations Into FBI and DOJ

Oct 25, 2017

Two House committee chairman announced that they would investigate some decisions made by the Obama era Justice Department and FBI. Lawmakers plan to review decisions made by the FBI in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information. The committees also will look into the FBI’s handling of the probe into Trump campaign associates. In a joint statement by Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte, the chairmen said, “Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognized wealth, power, or social status.” "The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight." The committees plan to study the Bureau’s decision to not announce the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia but why it announced the decision to investigate Hillary Clinton. As well as why the FBI announced that there would be no charges against Hillary Clinton instead of the Department of Justice making that announcement.