NUNES: Congress to Hold AG Sessions in Contempt

09 May, 2018, 01:18 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Nunes said Friday that Paul Manafort the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump volunteered to be interv

Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Friday night called out Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for not reading a document he demanded and finally obtained from the Department of Justice on how the Russian collusion investigation started.

The Washington Examiner speculated that Nunes announcing his intent to ask Congress to hold Sessions in contempt is due to all of the times previously that he's been frustrated during his attempts to gather important information.

The Department of Justice also shot back on Sunday, released the letter sent to Nunes on May 3, which addressed the classified information Nunes had requested.

But Nunes said the bottom line is that this pattern of behavior can't continue. "We're also trying to get a lot of other information from the Department of Justice about this investigation, and everything that we uncover raises even deeper concerns about the direction". "The Committee will convey our objections to the appropriate agencies and looks forward to publishing a less redacted version in the near future". The redacted portions showed that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents "did not detect any deception during [Michael] Flynn's interview", in direct contradiction to what fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has been saying in interviews. The objective is to stall and string out the process until this November's midterm elections in the hope that the Democrats can retake the House of Representatives, shut down the [House Intelligence Committee] investigations, and launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

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Nunes explained in an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that he sent Sessions a letter requesting classified information regarding the committee's investigation into FISA abuses and counterintelligence investigations, which he said are done in secret, but the letter was "completely ignored", prompting a subpoena to be issues last week.

Nunes requested the documents two weeks ago.

On Fox and Friends, Nunes said that it's possible that Sessions was unaware of the subpoena request, although it's likely that Sessions knows about the situation now.

Ryan, who said he hadn't spoken to Nunes directly about the matter, declined to say whether he supports Nunes' threat to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the request and a subpoena for the classified materials.

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