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Grassley Seeks Update After Referring Avenatti, Swetnick To Justice Department For Kavanaugh Claims

GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa asked the Department of Justice and the FBI Tuesday for an update on the criminal referrals he submitted against witnesses who made potentially false accusations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department to pursue criminal investigations of four individuals following Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation to the Supreme ...

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GOP Senators Ask IC IG About Classified Leaks Of Whistleblower Complaint

Two Republican senators are asking the Intelligence Community Inspector General whether he is investigating leaks of classified details of the whistleblower complaint against President Trump, as well as leaks for news stories published about the Trump-Russia investigation. “As you are aware, there have been a number of leaks of highly sensitive information in the past two years, arguably perpetrated to ...

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Senators: State Department Watchdog Investigated Christopher Steele Meeting, But Failed To Interview Key Participants

The State Department’s inspector general investigated an October 2016 meeting involving dossier author Christopher Steele, two Republican senators revealed But the inspector general failed to interview key participants in the meeting, the Republicans say Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley are also questioning why the State Department watchdog failed to release a report of its investigation  Two Republican senators are ...

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Grassley Says His Drug Pricing Proposal Would Save The Government $85 Billion In 10 Years

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden rolled out their drug pricing reform package Tuesday, and they say it will save the federal government $85 billion over the next decade by capping drugmakers’ price hikes in Medicare. “Pharmaceutical companies play a vital role in creating new and innovative medicines that save and improve the quality of millions of American lives, but ...

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GOP Senators Want Briefing On FBI ‘Spying’ Against Trump Transition

The chairmen of two Senate committees want Attorney General William Barr to provide a briefing about what they claim is text message evidence of possible spying against the Trump transition team. FBI text messages show that Peter Strzok suggested using a counterintelligence official in meetings with the Trump transition team to develop “potential relationships” and gauge Trump officials’ “demeanor.” Sens. ...

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Grassley Sends The White House A Warning On Immigration

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley warned the Trump administration to end its purge of top immigration officials, arguing that the changes risk destabilizing the Department of Homeland Security. “The president has to have some stability and particularly with the number one issue that he’s made for his campaign, throughout his two and a half years of presidency,” Grassley said Monday ...

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Grassley Explains Why He Doesn’t Want To See Trump’s Tax Returns

Sen. Chuck Grassley explained why he wasn’t interested in seeing President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “Listen, you’re asking me as chairman of the Finance Committee, we would have an opportunity to see [Trump’s tax returns] too. I don’t want to see them,” he said. “I am not going to request them. And you’re asking ...

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Grassley: Mueller Team Mischaracterized Trump Campaign Emails In Court Filing

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley accused the special counsel’s office of mischaracterizing Trump campaign emails in a way that suggested that Trump advisers were eager to meet with Russians In a newly released letter from 2017, Grassley accused Robert Mueller’s team of feeding “speculation and innuendo” in court filings in 2017 in the case against George Papadopoulos The letter takes on ...

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Chuck Grassley Pressed Mueller Over ‘Selective Use’ Of Emails In Trump Adviser’s Court Filings

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley pressed Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding the “selective use” of emails in court filings in the case against former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, according to a letter sent Friday to Attorney General William Barr. In the letter to Barr, Grassley referred to a letter he sent Mueller on Nov. 16, 2017, two weeks after ...

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Grassley Reminds Pharma CEOs How Much Drug List Prices Matter During Hearing

Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley reminded seven pharmaceutical company executives that drug list prices matter to patients during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices Thursday. “For a patient taking a drug that has no competition, the list price becomes very important,” committee chairman Grassley said according to NPR. “I’ve heard about people skipping doses of their prescription drugs ...

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Grassley Accuses Fusion GPS Founder Of Giving ‘Extremely Misleading’ Testimony

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is accusing Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson of giving “extremely misleading if not outright false testimony” to the Senate Judiciary Committee last year Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary panel, said in a letter Monday that he hopes the Justice Department is treating Simpson’s testimony in the same manner as that of Michael Cohen, the former ...

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Grassley Demands Answers From Wray Over Raid Of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray about a Nov. 19 bureau raid on the home of a recognized whistleblower. The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, who was once employed by an FBI contractor, reportedly turned over documents to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the bureau’s failure to investigate potential criminal activity ...

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Chairman Grassley refers Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick for criminal investigation

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R) submitted a criminal referral to the FBI requesting a Federal criminal investigation into attorney Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick for their parts in false allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing. (RELATED: Full text of the criminal referral) “It has become apparent that the statements Mr. Avenatti and Ms. Swetnick submitted ...

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