SARA CARTER: Nunes Puts Rosenstein In HOT SEAT, Threatens To SUE DOJ/FBI For Unredacted Documents
Fox News contributor Sara Carter reported Wednesday that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is calling for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to hand over unredacted documents related to the agency’s Russia probe.
Sara Carter reports:
Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, sent the letter to Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray warning them that their lack of compliance with the committee’s original Aug. 24, 2017 subpoena to turn over all requested documents could result in “the Committee pursuing all appropriate legal remedies, including seeking civil enforcement” in a federal district court. The committee gave the FBI and DOJ until April 11 to turn over all the documentation requested.
The request for the un-redacted version of the originating “electronic communication” is new and it reveals that the committee is looking into the FBI’s initiation of the investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia in the 2016 presidential election. The document would be a detailed report of the FBI’s reasoning to move forward with the investigation into the Trump campaign after the bureau was informed by Australian authorities of a conversation Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos had with one of their diplomats at a London bar.
The letter follows House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) issuing a subpoena to the Justice Department requesting documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Goodlatte Subpoenas DOJ for Documents Related to FISA Abuse, Clinton Investigation, and McCabe Firing. Here is the letter and the subpoena. Footnote 1 is interesting…https://t.co/NVybxDGBue pic.twitter.com/OegM8A1Y72
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) March 23, 2018
“To this date, the Department has only produced a fraction of the documents that have been requested,” Goodlatte wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“Given the Department’s ongoing delays in producing these documents, I am left with no choice but to issue enclosed subpoena to compel production of these documents,” Goodlatte continued.
Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports that Attorney Jeff Sessions was angry after the FBI’s slow pace of turning over said documents to Congressional investigators resulted in a subpoena.