Why No Investigation Into FBI, Justice Dept. Collusion With Democrats To Spy On Trump? Turns Out, There Is One
Russia Scandal: For weeks, official Washington and many voters have wondered: Why has there been no official investigation of the Justice Department and the FBI for their apparent misconduct in applying to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to spy on the Trump campaign in 2016? Now we know: Quietly, an investigation has already begun. The question has grown in importance in recent days as Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, released a letter they sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday urgently seeking an investigation. They cited a long list of possible abuses: "There is evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases. There is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal."