Nadler on Republicans’ “Emergency” Meeting with McCabe: Republicans' Only Emergency is Mueller Closing in on Trump & His Associates

Dec 21, 2017 Issues: Trump

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, released the following statement after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) held a last minute, confidential meeting with Members of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees to interview FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe:

“Today’s ‘emergency’ interview with FBI Deputy Director McCabe was both rushed and unnecessary and further demonstrates that Republicans are desperate to distract from the Russia investigation and undermine the credibility of the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. This truth was laid bare when we learned last evening that a group of Republicans have been secretly meeting for months for just that purpose.

“After a day’s worth of questioning by Members from both Committees, what we learned today was that McCabe is a dedicated public servant who has committed his life to the FBI and its mission to uphold the law. 

“Republicans’ motives are clear and we will not be blindsided by their political theatrics. They must return to regular order, stop bashing the FBI and the Department of Justice, and finally investigate genuine threats to our democracy, such as foreign interference with our elections.”