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 GowdyTrey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms Lynch testimony marks final interview of GOP-led probe 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 Jay RosensteinRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Warren: Officials have duty ‘to invoke 25th amendment’ if they think Trump is unfit McCabe: Trump 'may have' committed a crime in blocking Russia probe 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 ClintonRoger Stone shares, quickly deletes Instagram photo of federal judge on his case Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Why the national emergency? A second term may be Trump’s only shield from an indictment MORE's use of a private email server, potential surveillance abuse and the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Harris calls idea of Trump trusting Putin over US intel ‘height of irresponsibility and shameful’ Warren: Officials have duty ‘to invoke 25th amendment’ if they think Trump is unfit 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 NunesThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears ‘Fox & Friends’ host asks if McCabe opening FBI probe into Trump was attempt to ‘overthrow government’ Nunes says GOP lawmakers looking through Russia transcripts, will make DOJ referrals MORE [R-Calif.], [House Judiciary Chairman] Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteIt’s time for Congress to pass an anti-cruelty statute DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling House GOP probe into FBI, DOJ comes to an end 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.