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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: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Tim Scott invokes Breonna Taylor, George Floyd in Trump convention speech Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington 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 RosensteinTrump turns his ire toward Cabinet members Ex-deputy attorney general says Justice Dept. 'will ignore' Trump's threats against political rivals The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House 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 ClintonTrump jokingly blames 'Crooked Hillary' after his rally mic stops working The Hill's Campaign Report: Two weeks to the election l Biden leads in new polls as debate looms l Trump pressures DOJ on Hunter Biden Trump remarks put pressure on Barr MORE's use of a private email server, potential surveillance abuse and the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeHillicon Valley: CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before Senate | European Union police agency warns of increase in cybercrime | Twitter to remove posts hoping for Trump's death Graham officially schedules hearing on Trump's Supreme Court pick to start Oct. 12 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump eager to leave the hospital 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 NunesSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Democrat Arballo gains on Nunes: internal poll Sunday shows preview: Trump COVID-19 diagnosis rocks Washington, 2020 election MORE [R-Calif.], [House Judiciary Chairman] Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteNo documents? Hoping for legalization? Be wary of Joe Biden Press: Trump's final presidential pardon: himself USCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction 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.