House Justice Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) warned the DOJ that they have a short window of time to eliminate the Trumpers or the Justice Committee will act.
Chairman Nadler said in a statement to PoliticusUSA:
I am grateful that Inspector General Horowitz undertook to investigate both cases. His work here will be invaluable. However, an investigation by his office is no substitute for quick action by the Justice Department.
The committee communicated with the DOJ and we made our position clear. The Department has a very short window of time to make a clear break with the Trump era on this matter. We expect the Department to provide a full account of these cases and we expect the Attorney General to hold the relevant staff accountable for their behavior. Unless the Ministry is making significant progress on these two goals, we in the Justice Committee have no choice but to step in and do the job ourselves.
President Nadler could not have been clearer. Either the DOJ will get your house in order quickly, or the House Justice Committee will step in and do it for you. The judiciary is one of the most powerful committees in Congress. It has supervisory powers over the Ministry of Justice.
Nadler could hold hearings, open an investigation and even crack down on the Justice Department budget. Things could get a lot worse for Garland and the DOJ, so the best thing for the AG would be to listen to the growing outcry to clean up and clean up the department.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Director, White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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