The Justice Department should resist demands by House Republicans for information about its investigation into President Joe Biden‘s handling of classified documents, said a former FBI leader.
Andrew McCabe, who served as deputy director and acting director of the FBI between 2016 and 2018, said he would advise the Justice Department to take a “very hard line” against cooperating with the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee.
“There is a clear precedent here of not sharing information from an ongoing criminal investigation with Congress. And I think the DOJ is in a very strong position to resist on those grounds,” McCabe said Friday on CNN.
“Who knows what comes of that resistance?” he added. “Maybe DOJ leadership starts getting subpoenaed. And ultimately, that fight will end up in the courts.