Rep. Devin Nunes Plots Extensive ‘FBI Corruption Report’ Amid ‘Secret Talks’ To Build Criminal Case Against Senior Officials
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is seriously considering compiling a ‘warts and all,’ report detailing alleged corruption at the FBI.
Such a report would focus on the conduct of FBI officials during the probe into Russia’s meddling in last year’s American presidential election, according to people familiar with the plans.
This comes as President Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress have intensified their attacks on the FBI, which is seen by many as a way to try and discredit special counsel Robert Mueller, the former leader of the bureau, and bring into doubt any findings he may come up with in the Russia election meddling investigation should they be damaging to the Trump administration.
As of late, we have watched Republican lawmakers point a lot of fingers and toss out a bunch of theories as to who should be held responsible for sourcing, procuring and disseminating the discredited ‘Trump dossier.’ A new report reveals lawmakers are secretly building a criminal case against top Justice Department and FBI officials for mishandling “the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.”
A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally — mishandled the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to four people familiar with their plans.
A subset of the Republican members of the House intelligence committee, led by Chairman Devin Nunes of California, has been quietly working parallel to the committee’s high-profile inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
When pressed for more details, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) replied to POLITICO, “I don’t talk about what we do behind closed doors,”
“I’m not going to talk about that,” added Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
House investigators appear to be building criminal case while advocating for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the FBI and Justice Department’s role in the dossier. According to Fox News reporter Jake Gibson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called on a senior Justice Department attorney to look into appointing a special counsel to investigate recently demoted official Bruce Ohr’s contacts with Fusion GPS. Thus far, Sessions has found no cause to appoint a second special counsel.