The House Judiciary Committee intends to subpoena the Justice Department for memos written by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, The Daily Caller News Foundation is told.
Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the Judiciary panel, said Sunday that he would subpoena the memos if the Justice Department did not provide them by Tuesday. A House Judiciary Committee aide told TheDCNF that the subpoena process is underway.
The forthcoming subpoena suggests that DOJ did not turn over the documents in full.
McCabe’s memos took on a new significance on Friday, when The New York Times reported that he claimed in some of the documents that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to wear a wire during conversations with President Donald Trump. McCabe also reportedly wrote that Rosenstein discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
Rosenstein vehemently denied the allegation, and Justice Department sources have asserted that he was joking about spying on Trump.
Rosenstein reportedly expected to be fired over the report and offered to resign over the weekend. But Trump appears willing to listen to Rosenstein’s side of the story. The pair are scheduled to meet on Thursday.
It is not known how many memos McCabe wrote during his tenure in the Trump administration. His former boss, James Comey, wrote several memos following meetings and phone conversations with Trump.
Both sets of memos have been provided to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as possible obstruction of justice on Trump’s part. Trump’s decision to fire Comey on May 9, 2017 is one focus of the obstruction portion of the probe.
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