Stefanik calls on FBI to release investigative findings into limo crash that killed two Clarkson alums
FBI officials are not releasing the findings of an internal investigation into a limo crash that killed two Clarkson University alumni, despite calls to do so from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.
Two Clarkson University graduates, Mary and Rob Dyson of Watertown, were both killed in the crash.“The FBI is completely failing their responsibility to inform Congress, and they can no longer brush off my requests on behalf of New York families,” said Stefanik, who represents St. Lawrence County in the 21st Congressional District.
Stefanik said subpoenas would be forthcoming if the information is not released.
FBI officials denied Stefanik’s initial request, declining to release their findings of the investigation. Officials with the FBI said in writing that they provided a briefing to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Staff on May 18, but offered few other specific details.
Stefanik replied to the letter, stating her position and informing the FBI of three previous attempts to ascertain the information requested. She also called into question the conduct of the investigating agents, saying it was a failure in their responsibility to inform Congress “which is constitutionally entitled to information regarding the FBI’s conduct, to include internal reviews conducted by the Bureau.”
In the letter, Stefanik requested that the FBI retain all documentation related to the Schoharie limo crash and promised to utilize all oversight authorities afforded by the Constitution.
In March, Stefanik publicly questioned Director Wray on the FBI’s involvement in the crash at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s hearing.
She followed up with a letter requesting answers regarding the FBI’s involvement with the 2018 Schoharie limousine crash. The FBI opened an investigation shortly after.
In June, Stefanik continued her oversight and requested a timeline for the FBI’s review, a copy of the completed review, and any findings and recommendations.