Congressional Democrat says House Oversight Committee could investigate Barr-Murdoch meeting

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Rep. Harley Rouda said an investigation into Attorney General William Barr’s recent meeting with Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch would be within the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s “purview.”

The California Democrat, who sits on the committee, shared his thoughts on the pair’s meeting, which was followed by the sudden departure of Fox’s Shepard Smith, while speaking with SiriusXM’s The Dean Obeidallah Show on Friday.

“Now Shepard Smith resigns today, companies can do what they want, but is it proper, and is it something Oversight would look at why the United States attorney general, who is so close to Trump, went to meet with a media outlet to discuss things, or is that not within your purview?” Obeidallah asked.

“I think it is within our purview because we want to know, because you raise a very, very important question here,” Rouda said. “What…

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