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Rep. Rooney on penalties, if agents do not produce documents
Florida Congressman talks about the Mueller investigation, describes Congress “in 2018-to-do-list, “America’s News HQ.’
A Republican legislator says top officials of the FBI and the Department of Justice “held to be in contempt” of Congress, if you do not hand over documents in connection with an anti-Trump-dossier to the house Intelligence Committee.
“I think, if you do not produce these documents on the third of January, they should be held in contempt,” Florida Rep., Francis Rooney said Saturday on Fox News’ “America’s News Headquarters.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has previously instructed said, he has, Committee staff to begin drafting a contempt of Congress resolution for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director, Christopher Wray, unless the Committee meets the requirements for records.
In a Thursday letter to Rosenstein expressed obtained by Fox News, Nunes frustration that information and witnesses subpoenaed, was not implemented by the Committee in August in relation to the so-called Steele dossier. The salacious dossier contains unverified allegations about President Trump, the connections with Russia, which he has denied.
NUNES BLASTS DOJ, FBI TO PRODUCE FOR “ERROR” DOCUMENTS TO THE ANTI-TRUMP-DOSSIER
“Unfortunately, the DOJ/FBI’s intransigence with respect to the 24. August subpoenas is part of a broader pattern of behavior can no longer be tolerated,” the California Republican, wrote Rosenstein.
Nunes has asked that all of the entries and data of the witnesses, to testify will be made available to the Committee by Jan 3.
Nunes is preparing a contempt of Congress resolution
Fox News reported this month that Bruce’s ear, a senior justice Ministry official, was demoted amid questions about his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump-dossier.
To search for the information through the Committee reports, summarize meetings between the FBI confidential human sources and the FBI officials about the Steele dossier.
Last week, Rooney, Florida Republican, news for calling for a “cleansing” of the FBI of the “people, the type of the “deep state”.”
He said specifically, he would like to see Peter Strzok — a former FBI official, was removed from the special counsel investigation after a series of anti-Trump texts that were discovered on his mobile phone – deleted from the FBI.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.