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Rep.-Nunes: DOJ FBI on a very slippery slope
House Intelligence Committee chair speaks before the deadline for the agencies to hand over materials, the alleged informant inside the trump campaign.
The Ministry of justice on Monday rejected requests by house Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., for more information about the reported use of FBI informants in the study of the President Trump – 2016-campaign.
Nunes had to say, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to 5 PM ET if the FBI had used “informants against members or employees of the Trump campaign, and if Yes, how many informants were used, and how much money was spent on your activities?”
In reply to Nunes, the Assistant Attorney General, Stephen Boyd said: “Many of the requests relate to documents and information on topics related to confidential human sources, solely in the custody and control of the FBI.”
“The FBI retains and has the ability to produce the requested documents, in accordance with its commitment to the protection of confidential human sources and methods,” Boyd added.
Soon after the 5 p.m. deadline passed, Adam Schiff of the Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, the defendant Nunes, looking for information “for the purposes of the support of the trump legal Department or, if the justice refuses, the refusal to undermine the [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller’s investigation or the President of a pretext to fire Rod Rosenstein.
“For its part, in the disclosure to Congress of information about the forthcoming Russia-investigation, the Department of Justice is again departing from the existing policy,” the ship added.
In a letter dated Sunday, Nunes accused Rosenstein of “one-sided” restriction of access to advanced materials so that you can committees only the leaders of both parties in the house of representatives and the Senate, as well as the leader of the house of representatives and Senate Intelligence be considered by the so-called “gang of Eight” –.
In his letter, Nunes asked Rosenstein ” whether the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) to follow leadership, the intention of the law and to the full extent authorized Congress to comply with coercive measures.”
In response, Boyd claimed that the Department’s response to the Committee, the document calls for “in full accordance with the law.”
On Friday, the Ministry of justice sent Nunes’ Committee classified set letter open the question of whether the Agency’s top-secret confidential informants in the Trump campaign prior to the opening of the Russia-study in July 2016.
On Saturday, a spokeswoman for speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan confirmed that the house Intelligence and judiciary had received the Committee, “the access to information was sought months ago,” but added that “some of the important applications is not yet complete.”
The House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee have requested that more than one million documents from the FBI and DOJ in connection with the Clinton investigation and monitoring of the members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.