The House Intelligence Committee has announced they will begin writing up a contempt of Congress against top FBI officials — and experts say if taken to the extreme, it could eventually lead to the FBI director’s arrest.
After missing the Monday deadline to turn over key documentation that the committee has been seeking for months, conservative lawmakers have decided to take action.
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“We are moving forward with the contempt resolution,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
Negotiations are still in action to try and have the FBI and Justice Department officials hand over the requested documents, but Nunes did accuse the agencies of “months-long pattern … of stonewalling and obstructing this committee’s oversight work.”
The allegations against the agencies came to a boiling point this weekend when the reason for FBI agent Peter Strzok’s removal was announced.
Strzok, who was a key investigator in