Devin Nunes has led the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation.
But now he’s had enough.
He started talking impeachment and then this shocking thing happened.
Because of Chairman Nunes’ work, the FBI’s abuse of power in obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Paige was unearthed.
That was just the tip of the iceberg.
The FBI used the fake news Christopher Steele dossier to obtain that warrant.
So that led to questions about how the FBI’s Russia investigation started in the first place.
Nunes requested the FBI turn over the electronic communication that detailed how the probe began, but the Bureau missed deadlines to do so and was slow-walking his request.
This led Nunes to state he was going to push for the impeachment of FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to hold them accountable for this cover up.
“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes threatened late Tuesday to “impeach” FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they fail to turn over the document that in 2016 launched the FBI’s probe of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.
“We’re not going to just hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and impeach,” Nunes said on Fox News.
Nunes is furious with the agencies over attempts to obtain the two-page document the FBI used to initiate its probe of the Trump campaign’s Russia contacts. That document, which The New York Times reported on in December, revealed that the probe was launched because of an intelligence tip that George Papadopoulos, a campaign foreign policy aide, had revealed to an Australian diplomat that Russia had obtained dirt on Hillary Clinton.”
Nothing moves unless it’s pushed.
Shortly after Nunes issued this threat, the Department of Justice allowed Nunes and Trey Gowdy to read the document in question.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Rosenstein seemingly relented, providing a minimally redacted copy of the EC to Nunes and Gowdy. The two-page document contains some redactions to protect the name of a foreign country and a foreign agent, a Justice Department official told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The official said that all members of the Intelligence Committee were provided with access to a lightly redacted version of the EC.
“Remaining redactions are narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent,” the official said.
The redacted words have been replaced with terms like “foreign government official,” “foreign government embassy,” “foreign official,” “foreign government,” and “foreign government identifier,” according to the official.
“These words must remain redacted after determining that revealing the words could harm the national security of the American people by undermining the trust we have with this foreign nation,” the official continued, adding that the Justice Department believes that the production of the EC and 1,000 additional pages of classified materials has “substantially satisfied” Nunes’ initial subpoena.
The FBI opened its investigation on July 31, 2016, reportedly based on information passed to the bureau by the Australian government about George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser.”
Now that Nunes has seen the document, the question will be how it informs his investigation going forward.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.