Quigley Statement on Reports Trump Department of Justice Targeted Intelligence Committee
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement after reports that the Department of Justice inappropriately targeted individuals associated with HPSCI:
“From my first days as part of the Russia investigation, I expected that eventually, someone would attempt this – I just wasn’t sure if it would be a hostile government or my own. It’s not remotely surprising to learn that it was the Trump Administration. President Trump repeatedly used the Department of Justice for his own political ends. His lackey Attorneys General were hand-picked for their willingness to subvert the DOJ and use it as the former president’s legal attack dog. It is unfortunate that so many others in the Department were willing to go along with these corrupt requests.
“The politicization of DOJ was dangerous to our democracy. It is absolutely critical that it come to an end and independence be restored.”