GOP members of the House and Senate are planning to sue the Trump administration over its claims that it conducted a voter fraud investigation into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election victory.
“The Trump Administration has falsely and illegally used the Trump Voter Fraud Act to investigate and conduct a fake investigation into my candidacy, which was designed to protect Donald Trump and elect Donald Trump,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote in a letter to the DOJ on Thursday.
“We ask that you stop your illegitimate investigation immediately.”
The House and the Senate have been under pressure to hold the Trump Justice Department accountable for its alleged election meddling.
The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether the administration used the Act to target Trump voters, while the Senate Judiciary Committee has launched an investigation into the use of the Act against Democrats.
Democrats and some Republicans have argued that the GOP-led investigation has been politically motivated, saying that it has not been conducted to support Trump’s claims that millions of people voted illegally in the election.
The Trump administration has said that it is investigating alleged voter fraud but has not publicly confirmed that there was a probe.
The DOJ has declined to comment.