Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. John Conyers, Jr. and Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement after the U.S. Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced they will conduct an immediate investigation into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) actions before the 2016 election:
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John Conyers, Jr.
“Our citizens must be able to trust that the FBI, our chief federal law enforcement agency, is non-partisan and does not insert itself into the electoral process. We are pleased that the Inspector General is following up on our request to investigate and review these allegations and look forward to receiving a full review of these matters.”
On November 4, 2016, Conyers and Cummings wrote to the DOJ Inspector General asking that they launch an investigation to determine the source of multiple unauthorized—and often inaccurate—leaks from within the FBI to benefit the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. You can view the letter here.
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