Gowdy: House will use 'full arsenal' of constitutional weapons to get DOJ, FBI compliance on subpoenas

Gowdy: House will use 'full arsenal' of constitutional weapons to get DOJ, FBI compliance on subpoenas
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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for another week fighting the coronavirus, seek to curb fallout GOP lawmaker shows off AR-15 in office, challenges Biden to 'come and take it' Sunday shows preview: 2020 Democrats jockey for top spot ahead of Nevada caucuses MORE (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that there will be action in the House this week if the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) do not comply with subpoena requests.

“We either have compliance, we have partial compliance or we have noncompliance. And [Speaker] Paul [Ryan (R-Wis.)] made it very clear; there's going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request,” Gowdy told “Fox News Sunday.”

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“So [Deputy Attorney General] Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinFull appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Graham starts closed-door depositions in FISA probe Attorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself MORE, [FBI Director] Chris Wray, you were in the meeting, you understood him just as clearly as I did. We're going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance,” Gowdy added.

In March, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the FBI and DOJ for documents related to the FBI's handling of former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines Clintons send pizza to NY hospital staff treating coronavirus MORE's use of a private email server, potential surveillance abuse and the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTrump shakes up Justice Department, intelligence community Trump allies assembled lists of officials considered disloyal to president: report Bill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn MORE.

Both departments have yet to provide the requested documents.

“Under the heading of minor miracles, you had members of the House working on a Friday,” Gowdy said. “You had [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTrump steps up intensity in battle with media Nunes urges Americans to 'stop panicking': 'It's a great time to just go out' if you're healthy Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for another week fighting the coronavirus, seek to curb fallout MORE [R-Calif.], [House Judiciary Chairman] Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids Top Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview MORE [R-Va.], myself and everyone you can think of from the FBI and the DOJ, and we went item by item on both of those outstanding subpoenas."

“There is no ambiguity, the Speaker of the House was really clear: you're going to comply or there's going to be floor action, and I think they got the message,” Gowdy said.