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Grassley: Dems Unwilling to Investigate Obama, Hillary

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 10:21 PM

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Wednesday slammed Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee he chairs, saying they want to focus only on President Donald Trump's administration and not on former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"If Democrats are unwilling to ask hard questions and force answers from their own political allies, then there simply is no way to move forward together in good faith," Grassley said in a speech from the Senate floor Wednesday. "Both sides need to be committed to getting the whole story."

The Hill reported on Grassley's speech Wednesday night.

Grassley decried a "double standard" in how Democrats on the committee "desperately want to go after the president but ignore all other potential wrongdoing in the previous administration."

While the panel is looking into potential ties between Trump's team and Russians hoping to influence the U.S. election as well as whether Trump obstructed justice in firing FBI Director James Comey, Republicans also want to look into Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state and the FBI's probe into the matter last year.

"[With] Trump-Russia oversight where we have been able to cooperate a great deal there have been similar problems," Grassley said. "Democrats are preventing any truly bipartisan path forward."

But Democrats on the committee are similarly dissatisfied with Grassley and the Republicans, saying Grassley is not putting forth a full effort to find information on Trump.

"We want him to sign on," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told CNN on Monday. "I think there's an effort . . . not to go deeply. I hadn't realized it before. But I realize it now. And we're going to have to find a way to deal with it."

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Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee only want to focus only on President Donald Trump's administration and not on former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday.
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