Tags: perez | emails | gop | subpoena

GOP Lawmakers Subpoena Perez Emails

Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 03:21 PM

By Courtney Coren

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
In preparation for a potentially contentious Senate confirmation hearing, congressional Republicans have issued a subpoena for the private email account of Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez, over his role in a deal with attorneys for the city of St. Paul.

Lawmakers say that Perez used his private Verizon email account for official business as a civil rights attorney for the Justice Department, while brokering a deal with the Minnesota capital.

Perez made an offer that the Justice Department would not join private lawsuits claiming that the city provided false information to get $100 million in federal housing funds, if St. Paul dropped a Supreme Court case that would jeopardize an enforcement policy that the department uses in housing-discrimination cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Editor’s Note: New 'Obamacare Survival Guide' Reveals Dangers Ahead for Your Healthcare

Perez told congressional investigators when he met with them for a voluntary interview on March 22 that he didn’t “have any recollection of having communicated via personal email on this matter.”

After investigators found at least one email regarding the St. Paul deal in his private email account, Perez supplied one more. But House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, Judiciary Committee chairman Robert Goodlatte, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate judiciary committee issued the subpoena to ensure that there is nothing else that Perez has failed to turn over.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Temple University Scraps SAT Requirement for New Students

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 11:31 AM

Philadelphia's Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized . . .

Conference Committee Approves $17B VA Health Bill

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 11:28 AM

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Ve . . .

Boston Council Set to Celebrate Legacy of Former Mayor Ray Flynn

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 11:28 AM

Two Boston City Council members plan to establish a commission to "celebrate the legacy" of former Mayor Raymond Flynn,  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved