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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Friday requested that the FBI investigate Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for possible perjury regarding comments she made about the administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.

“The FBI has previously indicated that the Department of Justice requires a formal criminal referral from Congress to initiate an investigation concerning Congressional testimony,” Merkley said in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray. “I write today to execute such a criminal referral.”

“Compelling new evidence has emerged revealing that high-level Department of Homeland Security officials were secretly and actively developing a new policy and legal framework for separating families as far back as December 2017,” he added.

After subpoena threat, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to appear before House panel – The Washington Post

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has agreed to testify next month about border security issues following a threatened subpoena, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Monday.The announcement comes as Democrats, now in control of the House, step up congressional oversight of the Trump administration, and border security remains one of the bitterest policy fights between Democrats and the Republican administration.

Source: After subpoena threat, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to appear before House panel – The Washington Post