Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for lying under oath, spent $70,000 in taxpayer dollars on a conference table.
The FBI redacted the price of the conference table from documents that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested, in an attempt to hide it from Congress.
In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed the FBI had redacted the cost of the table from a document he and his fellow members of the committee requested.
Grassley said many of the redactions within the documents made no sense, nor were they made to protect national security secrets for that matter.
“Congress, and the public, have a right to know how the Department spends taxpayer money,” Grassley wrote. “I am unaware of any legitimate basis on which the cost of a conference table should be redacted. Embarrassment is not a good enough reason. The manner in which some redactions have been used casts doubt on whether the remaining redactions are necessary and defensible.”
Grassley’s letter and the information about the redactions, which included hiding the cost of office furniture, is part of an ongoing investigation as members of Congress have been attempting to figure out if the DOJ acted properly throughout its 2-year-old investigation into President Trump.
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