House Republicans are finally starting to fight for their president.
After months of hearing virtually nothing, House Republicans are now demanding an immediate update from John Huber on the investigation into FBI and Justice Department bias, including by members of Robert Mueller’s team.
Huber’s investigation started more than nine months ago, but to this point, we have heard very little about it.
Apparently, that has also been the case among members of Congress.
House Republicans were recently notified that several key witnesses in the case have still not heard from Huber.
Those witnesses are believed to have key information regarding conduct by the FBI and Justice Department that could prove they were biased against President Trump.
Huber’s failure to reach out to those witnesses motivated the GOP to set a fire under Huber and call for a more efficient investigation — and even start one of their own.
Indeed, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Doug Collins (R-GA) have actually interviewed the witnesses Huber should have been interviewing.
“During the course of our extensive investigation, we have interviewed more than a dozen current and former DOJ and FBI personnel, and were surprised to hear none of these potentially informative witnesses testified to speaking with you,” Jordan and Collins wrote in a joint statement to Huber.
Dropping the Ball
One of the more notable witnesses apparently not contacted by Huber yet is Bruce Ohr.
Ohr is of note because of his relationship with Christopher Steele, the man behind the Russian dossier composed about Donald Trump.
That would be the same dossier that, while mostly debunked by then FBI Director James Comey, was still used to secure FISA warrants.
According to reports, House Republicans also want more information about the coordination of the investigation by Huber with Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
Huber was appointed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
But considering his slow record, the acting attorney general may want to consider appointing a new special counsel for this probe.