“The Department of Justice appreciates the offer of assistance in obtaining these materials, and would like to request the Committee provide unredacted copies of records contained in the report, in order to further the Department’s ability to conduct a thorough and comprehensive assessment of that report based on the full range of information available,” Boyd’s letter to the committee stated. Boyd’s letter to the Judiciary Committee then stated, “At this point, the records are intended for investigative use only—we understand that a resolution from the Senate may be required if the Department were to use any of the unredacted materials in a formal legal proceeding, such as a grand jury.”
Grassley’s in December 2016 recommended that the FBI does a full investigation on Planned Parenthood due to proof that the organization had benefited financially from an illegal baby body part trafficking scam.
“The report documents the failure of the Department of Justice, across multiple administrations, to enforce the law that bans the buying and selling of human fetal tissue,” Grassley stated at the time. “It also documents substantial evidence suggesting that the specific entities involved in the recent controversy, and/or individuals employed by those entities, may have violated that law.”
This was first shown by a 2015 video that apparently included undercover journalist undercover as baby organ buyers secretly video tape high-level Planned Parenthood operatives discussing profiting from the barbarous trade, which took place at Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
CMP later released the following statement ” Over two years ago, citizen journalists at The Center for Medical Progress first caught Planned Parenthood’s top abortion doctors in a series of undercover videos callously and flippantly negotiating the sale of tiny baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains. Since then, two Congressional investigations found even deeper wrongdoing and confirmed that Planned Parenthood Federation of America, several of their biggest affiliates, and multiple business partners broke the law in a profit-driven scheme to commodify dismembered baby body parts. It is time for public officials to finally hold Planned Parenthood and their criminal abortion enterprise accountable under the law.”
Planned Parenthood has attempted to prove its innocence saying they “strongly” disagreed with Grassley’s idea however it was completely legal, “especially in light of the fact that the investigations by three other Congressional committees, and investigations in 13 states including a Grand Jury in Texas, have all shown that Planned Parenthood did nothing wrong.”
In the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget, the Trump administration is making attempt to defund planned parenthood. This was one of his campaign promises, attracting faith-based supporters.