In his first appearance before Congress since the 2016 presidential election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised that the Department of Justice will do everything it can to find out the truth behind the DNC and Podesta leaks.
“The truth will come out,” he said.
“That’s my message to the American people, and I want to be sure that you understand that.
I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that this is not the case, that the truth comes out.
I will continue to do my best to help the American public understand what is going on.”
The FBI’s ongoing investigation into the DNC leaks has also focused on the former head of the State Department’s Office of Inspector General, who was recently fired.
“It is my view that the former inspector general, Dr. Thomas Fitton, has had a role in the DNC disclosures,” Sessions said.
“[Fitton] should not be in the job.
He should resign.”
The Department of Homeland Security has also been working to determine how the DNC emails were stolen from the State and Homeland Security Departments and handed over to Wikileaks.
However, despite the investigation into DNC corruption, President Trump said during the campaign that he was confident the DNC “will be exonerated” by his administration.
On Wednesday, the FBI announced that they have recovered more than 20,000 DNC emails from the DNC, including thousands that had previously been withheld from public view.
Sessions and former Secretary of State John Kerry have both publicly called for the return of the missing DNC emails, and on Thursday, former Attorney General Sally Yates said that she would be willing to resign if she believed the DNC would be exoneration.
The Justice Department has been investigating the leak of the emails for over a year, but Sessions said that the department will continue the investigation.
“This investigation is not over,” he told reporters.
“There is a lot more work to be done, and we will continue doing that.”
However, Trump also told reporters on Wednesday that he has been trying to get the information from the FBI, saying, “They’re not doing a good job, and the reason why is they’re afraid of me.”
However that could change, given that the investigation has been focused on a particular email server that was used to store emails from former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile.
Trump has also repeatedly accused the FBI of failing to adequately investigate the emails and said that if he loses the election, he will sue them.
“I have no problem with the FBI doing the right thing,” he added.
“If they don’t, I’ll sue them.”
However it plays out, the Justice Department’s investigation into whether the emails were leaked or compromised has continued unabated.
On Thursday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R–WI) released a joint statement in which they called for an independent probe into the leaks, noting that there are “serious questions about the accuracy of the reporting in the press and the extent of the harm caused by these leaks.”
“The Department of the Treasury and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have confirmed that the Democratic National Committee emails were not stolen, compromised, or stolen by foreign adversaries,” the senators said.