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星期三, 7月 06, 2016

CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON “EMERGENCY” OVERSIGHT HEARING ON FBI ANNOUNCEMENT

CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON “EMERGENCY” OVERSIGHT HEARING ON FBI ANNOUNCEMENT
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding House Republicans’ decision to hold an emergency hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in response to FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that the Bureau had completed its investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server and would not be recommending that the Justice Department bring charges. The hearing, noticed to Members of the Committee as “Oversight of the State Department” with less than 24 hours advance notice, is only the second time during the 114th Congress that the Committee has chosen not to follow the House Rule XI requirement that at least seven days’ notice be given for hearings.

“Remember when Vice Presidential candidate Admiral Stockdale stated on national television, “Who am I?  Why am I here?” That’s exactly how tomorrow’s hastily-convened hearing will feel.  We on the Oversight Committee are politicians, not federal prosecutors or FBI agents.  Why are we wasting taxpayer resources to second guess the professional judgment of a man of high integrity, FBI Director Comey, based on evidence none of us have even reviewed?  This is ridiculous.”