Wyden: FBI did not share information related to GOP Obama-era investigation with Democrats

Sen Ron widenRonald (Ron) Lee Widenhilikon Valley: Fake Cyberbach Success | New bill for election security fund Amazon may be liable for defective products as the market economy struggles; ‘It makes no sense’ Election security advocates see strong ally in Harris More (Ore.), The top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, says the FBI has not shared with Democrats the documents the Republicans are providing as part of the Obama administration’s investigation.

Wyden sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Ray on Monday in which he said he was “deeply concerned” the bureau was violating its policies and “a victim of political pressure from Republicans to harm the Democratic presidential candidate” Has been, “Former Vice President Joe BidenOn Trump, the new national opinion poll led by Biden Biden is facing Biden to twist ties with US allies, Trump’s failure on COVID-19 ‘Biden Conference Central message will be.

Wyden, in a letter dated August 7, sent CBI Finance and Homeland Security and Government Affairs to the FBI to provide “updates” about compliance with the GOP investigation. Ability to review letters, detailed documents given to committees and other information according to Whedon.

“Based on this letter, it is clear that not only is most of the requested firing storm information not provided to the ranking members and their staff on the committees, but the Democrats were not informed of its existence,” Whedon said Wrote the letter, which was received by Hill.

An FBI spokesman did not directly respond to a request for comment about Whedon’s letter. A spokesman for the FBI told The Hill last week that the bureau had provided documents to the committee on a “rolling basis” and has increased resources to do so.

Wyden, in his letter, pointed to several examples from late July to late July where the FBI provided committee Republicans with documents related to their investigations or GOP senators and staff had the ability to review the documents, but Giving Democrats the same opportunity to review the information or documents without stating.

“Vedan wrote,” It is unacceptable to provide documents to committee heads without disclosure to minorities. Granting access to documents for review by Republican staff, or without inclusion, Democratic staff is also unacceptable. ”

He indicated in his letter that he had spoken with the FBI about how to address the issue going forward, but would like to know why Democrats were initiated in recent weeks.

He is also asking Ray to tell if he or any of his staff decided to exclude Democrats, if the FBI provided more documents to GOP senators and if Democrats were excluded from it , And the FBI would ensure that both Republicans and Democrats on the committee had access to the documents going forward.

Asked if a majority of the committee requires Senate rules, they will have equal access to inform Democrats when they get documents or have an opportunity to review them, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Spokesperson Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest Grasslegop Senator fires Biden from all sides, Obama-era probe leaves Senate, coronovirus relief deal dead until September without COVID-19 relief talks (R-Iowa) argued that was a decision for the FBI.

The spokesman said, “In this case, it was the FBI that provided the camera review of its documents. The FBI will determine who gives access to this camera review.”

Whedon’s letter is the latest example of tension surrounding the Republican investigation, which Democrats worry will inadvertently spread Russian misinformation.

Grassley and Sen. Ron johnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSumer: McConnell needs to get back to Senate early if House Postal Service bill passes on Sunday. Preview shows: Mail-in voting, USPS funding dominates political debate before GOP at conferences Senator fires Biden on all sides, Obama-era investigation and more (R-Wis.), Who chairs the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, is under two broad-reaching investigations of the month.

One includes an Obama-era State Department, Obama-era Ukraine policy involving Biden, work done by Biden’s son Hunter Biden, and any contact between the Obama administration and his allies or Barism Holdings, where Hunter Biden was on board.

The second extensively and extensively covers the process of transition between Obama and the Trump administration, but the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign and the Russian election mediation and everything from its offshoot to being leaked since the early days of Trump’s presidency Delays

Johnson submitted to the FBI for documents as part of a second investigation last week, the first time he used a broad sub-authority given to him by Republicans on the panel in June.

Johnson said he issued the subpoena after gaining authorization at a committee meeting in June – because he “ultimately ran out of patience.”

“It’s ridiculous,” Johnson said during an interview with Fox News last week. “I’m fooling around.”

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