All Democratic members of the Goodlatte-chaired House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee chaired by Jason Chaffetz have written a detailed letter to Goodlatte and Chaffetz calling for an immediate investigation into the actions of President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and top White House aides.
(See the full letter here.)
We are writing to request that the Oversight Committee and the Judiciary Committee launch an immediate joint investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his top officials are engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to obstruct the criminal, counter-intelligence, and oversight investigations currently being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and Congress into members of his presidential campaign and their contacts with Russian officials.
On several occasions—through at least four letters to Chairman Goodlatte, and in debate on three separate resolutions of inquiry debated in the Judiciary Committee—we have called for the Majority to take action “to ensure the integrity and independence of both the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation”.
We are concerned that the continued failure of House Republicans to take action in the face of this onslaught of allegations will cause significant damage to the faith that the American people have in the credibility and integrity of our Committees and the House of Representatives. We have a solemn obligation under the Constitution to act as a check on the Executive Branch and to hold President Trump accountable. It is time to do our job.
As of Wednesday evening, still not a word from Goodlatte about this.
Representative Goodlatte, have a backbone! Put nation before party. Vote for a full Independent Counsel to investigate Trump’s Russia ties.
Lead, follow or resign. This is too urgent to wait for 2018.