The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election,” on Thursday.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray were there to testify. (Video Below)
In a contentious hearing Rosenstein, was grilled repeatedly Thursday by House Republicans over everything from his department’s role in Trump campaign surveillance to alleged stonewalling of congressional document requests to the damning watchdog report on FBI conduct during the Clinton email probe.
During the hearing, some democrats were triggered while Rep. Jim Jordan was questioning and laying waste into Rosenstein during the House Judiciary Committee hearing. (RELATED: Rosenstein Nearly Spills All Of The Beans As Gaetz Gives Him The Drilling He’ll Never Forget)
Dem Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Eric Swalwell of California interrupted Jordan multiple times during the hearing. They kept speaking out of turn during Jordan’s statements about Rosenstein’s leadership and his questioning of what he identified are mistakes on the DOJ’s part.
Swalwell was first to be triggered by Jordan’s beat down at Rosenstein and interjected Jordan one minute into his given time. (Video Below)
“Mr. Chairman, can we allow the witness to answer?” Swalwell asked House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte. “Mr. Chairman, point of order. We can go to Mr. Jordan’s press conference and hear from him. But we came here to hear from the witnesses.”
Jordan grilled Rosenstein on why he is withholding information regarding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses, including text messages between FBI special agent Peter Strzok and FBI counsel Lisa Page, whose text messages show they had an anti-Trump bias and wanted to stop Trump from winning the election.
But, just as things were getting more heated, Jackson Lee almost jumped out of her seat interrupting Jordan next. (Video Below)
“Parliamentary inquiry, Mr. Chairman,” Jackson Lee said multiple times before Goodlatte recognized her.
Goodlatte told Jackson Lee that a parliamentary inquiry is not appropriate, to which she replied, “point of order.” Goodlatte shot her down again.
Jim Jordan kept up the fight for the American people grilling Rosenstein to the point of humiliation.
It is time for the Department of Justice to give Congress the documents they’ve requested.
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