On December 13, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions concerning the Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and other important matters. But the Texan who controls the FBI’s purse strings – US Rep. John Culberson – has been silent.

Other members of the Congress took time to speak out, such as U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC):

What happens when people who are supposed to cure the conflict of interest have even greater conflicts of interest than those they replace?

And on the anti-Trump text messages:

The notion that three [FBI] agents would be conspiring or plotting on how to handle the outcome of a presidential election is the opposite of what you want in an objective, dispassionate, neutral FBI.

Even non House Judiciary Committee members weighed in on the hearing.

From U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa):

But from John Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science…


Searches on Twitter, Facebook, congressional website, and Google showed no comments from John Culberson on this important Rosenstein hearing.

He did have time to retweet and honor the 381 years of the National Guard and give updates on tax reform, and the Gemini meteor shower. But nothing about a scandal in an agency he oversees.

John Culberson oversees the funding for the Department of Justice and FBI as a key chairman on the Appropriations Committee.

Culberson could cut off funding for the salaries of rogue FBI agents using the newly reinstituted Holman Rule by US Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas). Culberson is in a position to cut funding until all the documents requested by Congress are turned over to Congress.

I wonder if John Culberson is bored with his job? He looks checked out. Maybe it is time to move on John? Our freedoms are threatened and you don’t seem to care to use the powers given to you by your colleagues.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."