Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told FOX Business Tuesday that the Department of Justice under former President Barack Obama was involved with D.C.-based firm Fusion GPS, which has reportedly conducted opposition research that resulted in the infamous and controversial Trump dossier.
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“[James] Comey briefed the incoming President Trump about the dossier. I guarantee you Obama knew about the Dossier and he ought to be the subject of investigation as far as I am concerned as well,” Fitton said.
The anti-Trump dossier contained allegations that the Russian government had collected compromising information about Trump and that the Kremlin was engaged in an active effort to assist his presidential campaign.
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe failed to appear Tuesday before the House Intel Committee citing a scheduling error following a Fox News report revealing that the wife of a demoted DOJ official worked with Fusion GPS during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Fitton said he doesn’t buy McCabe’s absence and describes the FBI has been resistant to congressional oversight as it relates to former President Bill Clinton and the anti-Trump “dossier.”
“The number two official of the FBI doesn’t mistakenly screw up his schedule in terms of testifying to Congress,” he said. “They have been stonewalling both Congress and Judicial Watch in our litigation on these issues as well.”
Judicial Watch recently uncovered new documents about McCabe’s conflict of interest as it relates to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The documents showed the FBI Deputy Director do not recuse himself from the Clinton email scandal investigation until a week before the presidential election.
“It turns out that [McCabe] was using his FBI account to promote his wife’s campaign, which may be a violation of law. So he was up to his neck in conflicts of interest,” Fitton said.
Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) secured a deal to have McCabe to testify before the House Intel Committee on Dec. 19.