Nunes continues to set sights on the State Department, says FISA memo only ‘phase one’

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The Republicans defended the FISA memo on ‘Fox & Friends.’

The excitement about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ push-to-release “monitoring memo” is just the beginning.

The Republican Chairman said on Monday, the publication of the long-awaited document on alleged law enforcement was monitoring the abuse is only “a phase” of his investigation, and the next phase involves the exploration of the State Department for what he called “irregularities.”

“What we will do in phase two follow the facts where they lead, and if we have enough facts, we will figure out a way that the American people know,” Nunes told “Fox & Friends”.

Nunes, R-Calif., under heavy fire in recent weeks for the publication of the four-page Republican-authored note on the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act under the Obama administration. But, according to the memo, Friday was published with the blessing of the White house, Nunes, and GOP Committee members are clear that they are just the first steps.

“Phase one of our investigation was always abuse of the FISA. What we are looking for the State Department and some of the irregularities is now there,” Nunes said Monday, noting to examine the Committee’s “several other areas”. He first mentioned that the next “phase” of the investigation on Friday on Fox News’ “Special Report”.


It is unclear what to investigate, exactly, could the House Intelligence Committee, with reference to the State Department. But in recent months, many congressional Republicans have been investigating for the appointment of a second special counsel, problems with the Clinton State Department – such as uranium, and the potential “pay-to-play” between the state and the Clinton Foundation.

In November, state attorney General Jeff Sessions, senior government directed the lawyers of the Federal Republic of to rate, “certain topics” requested by the Congress-Republicans, the door is left open for the appointment of another ” special counsel.

The Uranium One deal, the detail in the subject dealt with in the year 2015, the 2010 authorisation granted for the sale of the Canadian mining company Uranium One, Russia’s Rosatom nuclear company. The US was involved because of the sale, the Russians gave control of a portion of the uranium reserves in the United States

The controversy returned to the headlines after a report that the FBI had evidence, before approval, that the Russian agents used to extend bribery and other dirty tactics in Moscow’s nuclear presence in the United States, based on a Rosatom subsidiary. Republican lawmakers revived, in turn, the questions about the payments to both Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation of the “interested parties”.


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Last month, Fox News reported that the justice Department was also investigating allegations that the Clinton Foundation has used the “pay to play” policy, while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of state.

But regardless of the results, said in the Committee, the State Department probe, Nunes, that his Committee would not go through the same process as that for the FISA memo.

“I don’t want the American people think, we are going to have a different memo to go through this process,” Nunes said.

The FISA memo been released for publication, the Committee of the release to a vote. Once approved, along party lines, the Committee sent the memo to the White house for review and possible redactions. The White house ultimately redactions, and the memo was published when prepared.

The FISA memo released showed Friday, in what Republicans call state surveillance abuses under the Obama administration. It is also alleged testimony of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe belonged to the FBI and the justice Department would not have tried the surveillance warrants to spy on the former trump campaign adviser Carter-page, without the now-infamous anti-Trump-dossier. The memo explains that the information about the documents, such as his funding of the Democratic sources, was “omitted” in the search for a FISA warrant for the page.

President Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, inquiries to the Ministry of justice related to former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton has called.


The Democrats on the Intelligence Committee, meanwhile, are pushing this week for the release of their 10-page staff memo on the FISA debate. Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has insistently working Nunes to release the Democrats.”

A source close to the Republican staff of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News on Monday that their investigation was “ongoing.”

“We have the knowledge to guide us,” the source said, Fox News.

The Committee may not include the only Person.

After his release, sessions said he was determined “” to check that the Department “fully and fairly, the truth.”

“Accordingly, I will said to forward it to the appropriate DOJ components, all of the information I receive from the Congress on this,” sessions.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News that this means that meetings would send a referral to DOJ inspector General Michael Horowitz look at the questions in the memo.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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