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Garland says DOJ will strengthen rules on obtaining lawmakers' records

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday he has directed Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco to "evaluate and strengthen the department’s existing policies and procedures for obtaining records" from members of Congress.

Why it matters: At Garland's direction, the Justice Department's inspector general has opened an investigation the Trump-era DOJ's use of secret subpoenas to obtain data belonging to House Democrats.

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