House Intel subpoenas FBI, DOJ over Trump dossier

House Intel subpoenas FBI, DOJ over Trump dossier
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The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the FBI and Department of Justice for documents about a controversial dossier that linked President Trump to Russia.

The committee issued the two identical subpoenas on Aug. 24, requesting that both agencies hand over documents containing information about the dossier, the FBI’s relationship to its author and whether the FBI had supported an opposition research project against Trump in the last months of the 2016 presidential campaign, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday.

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The subpoenas set a deadline of Sept. 1 for the documents to be handed over, but it was extended to Sept. 14 after both departments missed the deadline, according to the Examiner.

The panel also issued subpoenas Tuesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFederal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities 'unconstitutional on its face' FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Alabama election has GOP racing against the clock MORE to appear before the committee to say why they hadn’t handed over the documents.

"We got nothing," committee member Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyCongressional investigators make first evidence requests in Russia nuclear bribery case Dem demands documents from TSA after scathing security report Dems find an unlikely attack dog on Russia MORE (R-S.C.) told the Examiner. "The witnesses have not been produced, and the documents have not been produced."

The controversial dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, contained unverified information about Trump that tied to him to Russia.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has also homed in on the dossier in their investigation into Russian election interference. The co-founder of the firm that ordered the dossier, Fusion GPS, spoke to investigators from that committee last month.