Officials specifically authorized the release of ‘at least $115,000’ even after learning that the recipient was a designated terror organization.
Senator Ron Johnson and colleague Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Monday requesting the declassification.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Grassley made his remarks during the opening of confirmation hearings for President Trump's nominee to the court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Grassley Demands Explanation from DOJ on Mueller Team’s Wiped Phones, Questions Whether It Was ‘Widespread Intentional Effort’
At least 27 cell phones belonging to members of Mueller’s team were wiped clean of data before the DOJ inspector general could comb them for records.
The senator made his decision on the grounds that the White House has failed its legal requirement “to provide clear reasons” for the removals.
A note about inspectors-general.
Group of Senate Republicans Urges Trump to Suspend ‘All Guest Worker Visas’ Until Unemployment Returns to ‘Normal Levels’
The senators cited the rising levels of American unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Obama accused Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson of giving “credence to a Russian disinformation campaign” by probing Hunter Biden’s business dealings and Joe Biden’s diplomatic work.
The letter follows the release of documents by an investigative journalist, who revealed that Biden joined Burisma despite warnings against it.