Nunes to Send 8 Criminal Referrals to DOJ Concerning ‘Leaks of Classified Material’ and ‘Conspiracy’ to Lie to FISA Court (VIDEO)
Ranking member of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox’s Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” that is he preparing to send 8 criminal referrals to the Justice Department this week concerning leaks of “highly classified material” and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the FISA court.
Rep. Nunes explained that the criminal referrals can actually involve more than eight people because a conspiracy referral could involve “a dozen, two dozen people,” and he said more criminal referrals could be on the way.
Nunes said he has been working on the criminal referrals for over two years, but he was waiting until Bill Barr was confirmed as Attorney General to make his move — Nunes did not divulge any names.
“We’re prepared this week to notify the attorney general that we’re prepared to send those referrals over,” Nunes said. “First of all, all of these are classified or sensitive. … Five of them are what I would call straight up referrals — so just referrals that name someone and name the specific crimes,” Nunes told Maria Bartiromo. “Those crimes are lying to Congress, misleading Congress, leaking classified information. So five of them are those types.”
Nunes added: “There are three [referrals] that I think are more complicated. … So on the first one, is FISA abuse and other matters. We believe there was a conspiracy to lie to the FISA court, mislead the FISA court by numerous individuals that all need to be investigated and looked at that, and we believe the [relevant] statute is the conspiracy statute. The second conspiracy one is involving manipulation of intelligence that also could ensnarl many Americans.”
Among the people who signed the FISA applications include then-FBI Director James Comey, DAG Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates and Andrew McCabe.
“The third is what I would call a global leak referral,” Nunes said. “So there are about a dozen highly sensitive classified information leaks that were given to only a few reporters over the last two-and-a-half-plus years. So you know, we don’t know if there’s actually been any leak investigations that have been opened, but we do believe that we’ve got pretty good information and a pretty good idea of who could be behind these leaks.”
Thanks to Devin Nunes, we may soon find out who leaked General Flynn’s phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak to the media.
Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid former British spy Christopher Steele millions of dollars to compile a phony 35-page dossier from Russian intel sources to smear Donald Trump.
The incredibly corrupt FBI Director James Comey allowed the bureau to use Hillary’s phony dossier to defraud the FISC and obtain a FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals — Comey personally signed three FISA applications even though he admitted the dossier, which formed an essential part of obtaining the spy warrants, was unverified.
Video and partial transcript via Fox News: