WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter Monday to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray warning that the bureau’s recent production of limited text messages from former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is unacceptable and that the FBI must produce all records in compliance with the HSGAC Aug. 6, 2020 subpoena.
The senators wrote, “On October 9, 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) produced 24 pages of text messages from former-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, some of which had already been produced to us years ago. This stands in stark contrast to the more than 300 pages of McCabe text messages that the FBI made available for review in a reading room at the Department of Justice. As you know, on August 6, 2020, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) subpoenaed the FBI for all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, which requires that records actually be produced to the Committee, not merely made available for review in a reading room. … It is simply unacceptable that we have waited so long to receive so little.”
Full text of the letter can be found below and can be viewed here.