05.23.18

Blumenthal & Leahy Call On DOJ To Cancel Meeting To Disclose Sensitive, Classified Information To House Republicans

Today U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to cancel a meeting scheduled to take place tomorrow between the Department of Justice and exclusively Republican Members of Congress to discuss highly sensitive, classified information relating to counterintelligence efforts surrounding Russian meddling in our election.

“We write to express our alarm about the Justice Department’s recent decision to release highly sensitive, highly classified information to members of Congress who have indicated that they intend to use it to undermine an ongoing investigation and federal law enforcement. We ask that you cancel any plan to release this information until its disclosure will avoid putting the Special Counsel’s work at risk,” Blumenthal and Leahy wrote.

“The review of highly classified documents in the midst of a highly charged partisan conflict raises the clear and present danger of illegal disclosure potentially catastrophic to confidential sources and operations.”

The full text of the letter is available here and copied below.

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