FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray meets with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Photo: Tamar Hallerman/Political Insider blog
Photo: Tamar Hallerman/Political Insider blog

Atlanta attorney who heads FBI is in House GOP’s crosshairs

The House Intelligence Committee’s top Republican threatened to impeach FBI Director Chris Wray and another high-ranking Justice Department official if they don’t release a document related to an ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes said “there’s something wrong” with the refusal by Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to hand over the documents. Wray, an Atlanta attorney with deep roots in Georgia, was tapped last year by Trump to lead the FBI. 

“I can tell you that we're not just going to hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach,” Nunes told the show.

The committee sent subpoenas last year to the FBI and Justice Department for documents about the ongoing probe. Nunes and his allies have long said one of those documents – a dossier compiled by a former British spy – triggered the investigation. 

Another powerful House Republican, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows of the House Freedom Caucus, said Rosenstein and Wray could be held in contempt of Congress if the documents aren’t released. 

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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