The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a complaint with the U.S. Select Committee on Ethics to investigate whether U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley violated Senate ethics rules by supporting the leaking of information from an active FBI investigation.
Sen. Grassley is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and in that capacity he is tasked with the critical role of oversight of the Department of Justice and the FBI. Thus, Sen. Grassley has a responsibility to ensure that those law enforcement agencies follow fair, nonpartisan investigatory practices and procedures. However, in spite of his Judiciary Committee chairmanship, Sen. Grassley has openly speculated that the FBI will bias their investigation into Secretary Clinton’s email arrangement by disregarding investigatory protocol.
It is undeniable that Sen. Grassley’s acceptance on multiple occasions of potential leaks from an FBI investigation is improper partisan conduct for the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to engage. […]Read more after the jump.