CHAIRMAN NUNES: ‘DOJ and FBI Are Not Above the Law; We’re Going to Put Them on Trial’ if They Committed Abuse Before a Secret Court (VIDEO)
Chairman of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) sat down for an interview with investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson which aired Sunday.
Nunes answered questions about the House Intel Committee’s Russia probe, the unmasking scandal and the FISA abuse.
Chairman Nunes said very sternly the FBI and DOJ are not above the law and they will be put on trial if they abused the FISA court.
Partial transcript and video via Full Measure:
Sharyl: Why is the Carter Page wiretap interview so important? Carter Page is the former Trump volunteer, advisor, who was wiretapped apparently, at least four times. Three times by the way, apparently after President Trump was elected. Why is that wiretap so important?
Rep. Devin Nunes: It really boils down to this. You had a campaign. The Hillary Campaign and the Democratic Party went out and paid for dirt. They got it from Russians by the way. Then they used that dirt and funneled it into the FBI. The FBI then used that dirt to get a warrant on a US citizen who was part of the other campaign. A limited role, yes. But still, to do that, it’s wrong.
Sharyl: We asked your Democrat counterpart Adam Schiff for an interview, but he wouldn’t do it. He said that the memo that you put out was misleading and omitted material facts.
Rep. Devin Nunes: Because we didn’t want to disclose any sources and methods. We tried to reduce the memo down to what we believed the American people needed to know. What was most important? So we put in the memo, the things that were used before the FISA court in order to justify the warrant. Was there other information? Sure. But it wasn’t, it wasn’t important in terms of the justification of the warrant.
Sharyl: Congressman Adam Schiff says, your goal is to put the FBI on trial, and to put special council Bob Mueller’s investigation on trial.
Rep. Devin Nunes: Yeah, well FISA abuse has nothing to do with, with the Mueller investigation. As it relates to Department of Justice and the FBI, if they need to be put on trial, we will put them on trial. The reason that Congress exists is to oversee these agencies that we created. DOJ and FBI are not above the law. Congress created them, we oversee them, and we fund them. And if they’re committing abuse for a secret court, getting warrants on American citizens, you’re darn right that we’re going to put them on trial.
Sharyl: What would you say is the takeaway?
Rep. Devin Nunes: And I think people are just starting to learn now what really happened. Because as we peel more and more of this back, I think more and more Americans get educated. And I think that they’re gonna demand that changes are made.
Adam Schiff was also asked to speak with Sharyl Attkisson, however; he declined the invitation.
Schiff only talks to left-wing sycophants who let him get away with his misleading talking points.
Chairman Nunes is a hero. He has relentlessly pursued the truth while Schiff and other Dems attacked him nonstop.
Media was set ablaze after the House Intelligence Committee released their classified FISA memo on February 2nd.
The unclassified memo shows former FBI Director James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Yates and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein misled the FISA court.
These crooked officials better stand trial; we want justice.
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) February 18, 2018