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Tags: mark meadows | devin nunes | fbi | doj | coverup | documents

Rep. Meadows: FBI, DOJ, Acting as 'Coverup Team' With Documents

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Monday, 25 June 2018 10:01 AM EDT

The Department of Justice and the FBI has yet to fully comply with a document request from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes concerning the FBI's activities during the 2016 election, and they are acting as a "coverup team," and lawmakers will vote to compel them to produce the material, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Monday.

"The speaker gave the DOJ and FBI last week to make a decision," the North Carolina Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

"That decision was, are you going to be part of the coverup team or part of the cleanup team? And I think, based on the results that we saw last week of the documents that we got, it's obvious they are going to be part of the coverup team."

There are "potentially" 50,000 pages of documents that have not been delivered in the nine months since the Nunes request, Meadows said, while President Donald Trump's administration delivered 1.2 million documents to the Department of Justice within 90 days of the requests.

Last Friday, which was a deadline for documents, the DOJ and FBI shared just 1,400 items, said Meadows.

"Fourteen hundred versus 50,000," he said. "The American people say that is not compliant. More importantly, we say it. There is going to action this week on the House floor. We will vote to compel the DOJ and FBI to make sure that they get those documents."

The action has not been taken before, said Meadows, but "we think it's about time. The speaker has given deadlines; we have given deadlines. We had a subpoena issued on March 22. Here we are 96 days later, and nothing has been complied."

Meadows said committee members are also seeking documentations of conversations between FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe,

"Even with those explosive text messages that we saw with Peter Strzok, there is a high probability that we don't even have all the text messages," Meadows said, about texts that were sent between Strzok and his romantic partner, FBI attorney Lisa Page.

"I think you are going to find out we are missing key components of even the text messages," said Meadows.

Meanwhile, the House is facing an important vote this week on immigration, and Meadows predicted that even if the second, more conservative bill does not pass Tuesday night, there will likely be a follow-up piece of legislation within days.

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Monday the Department of Justice and the FBI has yet to fully comply with a document request from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
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