Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday slammed FBI Director Christopher Wray for a “simply unacceptable” delay in providing access to text messages sent by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wrote to Wray that they have received just 24 pages of texts, despite the FBI making available to the Justice Department more than 300 pages.
“It is simply unacceptable that we have waited so long to receive so little,” Johnson (R-Wis.) and Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote.
The letter says Johnson’s committee “subpoenaed the FBI for all records related to” a probe of possible Trump campaign links to Russia and “[w]e have waited nearly 70 days to receive these text messages, and when records were actually produced, we received only eight percent of what we know exists.” . . .
President Trump has been pushing for additional disclosures about the FBI’s Russia probe ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Last week, the Justice Department indicated that a long-awaited report from Connecticut US Attorney John Durham would not be released before the election, a bitter disappointment to Republicans. (Read more from “Senators Slam FBI Director for ‘Unacceptable’ Delay Over McCabe Texts” HERE)