SARA CARTER: Chairman Nunes Does Not Expect Rosenstein to Comply as Deadline to Turn Over Russia Docs Looms
As previously reported, Rep. Devin Nunes sent a new letter to the DOJ on Sunday. Nunes is giving the Rosenstein and the DOJ until Monday at 5 PM to turn over the rest of the documents on the illegal spying on the Trump campaign.
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Rep. Nunes wants the DOJ to reveal when the spying on the Trump campaign began.
It is widely believed the spying took place before July 2016 when the DOJ previously said the spying began.
Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures mentioned the demands on her weekly show.
Rep. Nunes warned last week “there will be hell to pay” if the documents are not turned over.
Here we are at Nunes’ deadline and according to investigative reporter, Sara Carter, GOP lawmakers, including Chairman Nunes are not expecting Rosenstein to comply with requests.
Sara Carter reported:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), along with other congressional lawmakers, are not expecting Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to comply with the Monday deadline to turn over documents related to the FBI’s investigation into its handling of the Russia investigation. According to sources who spoke with this reporter, the failure to comply with the request could lead to the threat of contempt or impeachment procedures by lawmakers.
Specifically, the lawmakers want to know if the DOJ and FBI used informants to spy on the Trump campaign, how many were used, and if they were used, how much it cost the taxpayers.
“You have unilaterally restricted access to these materials to the ‘Gang Of Eight,’” Nunes wrote in the letter. “As the committee has repeatedly stated, this is unacceptable.”
Nunes demanded answers to several questions in his letter to Rosenstein:
- Who- you or Director Wray – is responsible for compliance with the Committee’s subpoenas and requests that have been issued to the DOJ, including the FBI?
- Did the FBI use informants against members or associates of the Trump campaign and if so, how many informants were used and how much money was spent on their activities?
Numerous congressional sources have told Sara Carter the House Freedom Caucus has already drawn up the paperwork necessary to start impeachment proceedings on Rosenstein.
The FBI gave Congress thousands of requested documents on the Russia probe last week, including details on its use of spies and FISA abuse during the 2016 presidential campaign.
But, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) says the FBI only gave a fraction of what was requested!
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray will publicly testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, June 28th at 1:00 PM EST.
The Congressional hearing will be broadcast live.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, also issued Peter Strzok a subpoena to appear before before the Committee Wednesday for a deposition.