Representative Doug Collins, R-Ga., Held an exchange heated Wednesday with a whistle-blower from the Justice department who has admitted at a hearing of the judicial committee of the House that he had sought to work with the House democrats during the impeachment of Trump.
John Elias, a senior civil servant of career of the antitrust division of the department of Justice, is one of the two whistleblowers who testified before the committee headed by the democrats on the claims exceeded policy of the attorney general William Barr, and other appointees. During his testimony, Elias has accused his supervisors to investigate inappropriate on mergers involving companies of cannabis because of a “personal dislike for the industry.”
Collins asked Elias about his own political background, asking the officer if he considered himself to be non-partisan at work. When Elias replied in the affirmative, Collins asked him if he had already sought to work with democratic leaders in the judicial committee of the House.
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“Over time, as people, I explored various career options,” said Elias, adding that he had had a “conversation very preliminary,” with the House democrats on the subject of a post.
Collins has put pressure on Elias in his conversations with democrats, and if he had sought a position to work with them for the removal of Trump. At the start, Elias said that he had asked to work on antitrust policy.
“Have you not asked to be detailed on the work of the oversight committee during the impeachment? Is this not correct? Refresh your memory, ” said Collins.
“I may have also asked for the monitoring to a given time – with the blessing of the lawyer assistant,” replied Elias.
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Earlier this year, House democrats have begun to invest in statements to the effect that Barr was engaged in the approaches to political motivation as attorney general. The second whistleblower, former department of Justice Aaron Zelinsky, said that Barr and the senior management were giving preferential treatment to Roger Stone during the procedure of condemnation because of his relationship with Trump.
Barr is expected to testify before the committee next month.