Sunday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures in an explosive interview.
What he just declared will knock your socks off! (Video Below)
Nunes said Sunday during his interview that he has given the Justice Department until Tuesday to provide access to documents concerning the FBI’s alleged informant looking into any Russian ties to President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
In a letter sent Friday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Nunes said the records should be provided to all committee members “and designated staff” rather than just the so-called “Gang of Eight” — which refers to Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress as well as top lawmakers from the intelligence panels.
“DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics, such as incorrectly categorizing the requested documents as Gang-of-Eight-level material in order to limit access. Such conduct by DOJ is unacceptable because the Gang-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis outside of the confines of Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.” Nunes wrote.
Nunes also wrote, “Your continued refusal to permit Members of Congress and designated staff to review the requested documents is obstruction of a lawful Congressional investigation.”
“I will not relent in my duties on behalf of the American public to discover all the facts in this matter,” Nunes wrote in his conclusion to the letter. “Any response falling short of this request will be considered an effort to conceal material information from Congress — a dangerous precedent that threatens the core of our democracy.”
Nunes called Wray the next day and voiced his dissatisfaction with the FBI’s failure to produce the UN-redacted documents. (Video Below)
“At your request, I have endeavored to execute the Committee’s oversight responsibilities more informally,” Nunes said in his letter. “On March 23, 2018, FBI’s Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs informed the Committee that FBI would refuse to further un-redact the EC based on its supposed sensitivity. The document in question is not highly classified, and law enforcement sources have apparently not been shy about leaking to the press information that the Department and Bureau refuse to share with Congress.”