The team is calling for Meadows’ resignation and will send the case to the DOJ for prosecution
The administrative panel of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has launched a response to Meadows’ lawsuit, saying it will refer him to the Department of Justice for prosecution.
That is in response to Meadows filing a lawsuit last month against the panel on charges of violations of the rules governing the panel.
The committee cited a section of House rules that reads: “the committees of jurisdiction shall not, under any circumstances, disclose confidential Committee business, the contents of which are privileged and confidential.”
The panel was initially charged with investigating Russia’s actions during the 2016 election, but has expanded to look at President Donald Trump’s campaign and any connection to Russia’s efforts. In its response to Meadows’ lawsuit, the panel says the earlier statement “is not supported by the evidence available at this time.”
The committee has been investigating Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, but an effort to get documents from the Trump campaign was blocked by the attorney general.
The panel said it will now ask the Justice Department “to obtain the full cooperation and access to the full documents of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.”