Nadler, Plaskett Release Democratic Staff Report on GOP Witnesses
Washington, March 2, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government Ranking Member Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) today released a staff report titled “GOP Witnesses: What Their Disclosures Indicate about the State of the Republican Investigations.” The report highlights what Democratic members and staff have learned about the three witnesses that Judiciary Committee Republicans have so far interviewed as part of their partisan investigation into the FBI and the Department of Justice.
In the forward to the report, Ranking Members Nadler and Plaskett write, in part:
“This partisan investigation, such as it is, rests in large part on what Chairman Jordan has described as “dozens and dozens of whistleblowers… coming to us, talking about what is going on, the political nature at the Justice Department.” To date, the House Judiciary Committee has held transcribed interviews with three of these individuals. Chairman Jordan has, of course, refused to name any of the other “dozens and dozens” who may have spoken with him. He has also refused to share any of the documents which these individuals may have provided to the Committee. Nevertheless, based on interviews of the three witnesses that have been made available to us, we are able to draw a number of striking conclusions about the state of the Republican investigation.
“We note that, in the ordinary course of business, we would not disclose the substance of a transcribed interview at this stage of an investigation. Even when we do not agree with the aims of our Republican colleagues, we respect the importance of Congressional oversight. We directed our staff to prepare this report only after we learned that House Republicans had begun to share the contents of these interviews with the press. Full context and a reasonable rebuttal are necessary to protect the truth.”
THE FULL REPORT CAN BE VIEWED HERE