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 GowdyTrey GowdyTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows Pompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy 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 RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week 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 ClintonBiden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Shontel Brown gaining ground against Nina Turner in Ohio: poll Biden hits trail for McAuliffe in test of his political brand MORE's use of a private email server, potential surveillance abuse and the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe 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 NunesLawmakers spend more on personal security in wake of insurrection Tucker Carlson claims NSA leaked private emails to journalists McCarthy calls for investigation into claims NSA was spying on Tucker Carlson MORE [R-Calif.], [House Judiciary Chairman] Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteBottom line No documents? Hoping for legalization? Be wary of Joe Biden Press: Trump's final presidential pardon: himself 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.