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Nunes calls for DOJ to answer all open questions
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says that if the Department of Justice is cooperating fully and house investigators are provided with all the requested documents, the investigation would end there.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has given the justice Department until Tuesday to have access to the documents about the FBI’s alleged informant in every Russian relations to President Trump – 2016-campaign.
In a letter dated Friday, Deputy attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Nunes said, should be made of the records available to all members of the Committee, “and the employee responsible” and not only the so-called “gang of Eight” — which refers to Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress as well as top-of-the legislator of the intelligence panels.
To disguise the “DOJ continue to delay its production with a series of tactics, how wrong the categorize the documents as a group-of-Eight-level material, in order to restrict access,” wrote Nunes, refers to an April 30 subpoena for the documents. “Such behaviour by the DOJ is not acceptable, because the group-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis, outside of the limits of presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.”
Nunes wrote, “to permit their continued refusal to check members of Congress and the responsible employee the requested documents, obstruction of a lawful congressional investigation.”
The DOJ does not immediately react to Fox News’ request for comment.
Nunes’ letter was the reply to an offer by the Ministry of justice and the FBI, briefly, the “gang of Eight” in an effort to blunt criticism from house conservatives, who have pressed several times for documentation and interviewed the Department of behavior in the Russia investigation.
The Ministry of justice originally, the Congress denied access to one of the documents, citing national security. But later gave in and held two high-level briefings last month in response to pressure from the White house, Nunes, and speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
A Department official said last week that the briefing could take place Monday or Tuesday, and said that the Department would not reviewed in new materials, and also “the documents that were present for the assessment but that of the members at the previous briefing.”
“To be honest, the meets earlier, the Department of justice all of our document requests are legitimate requests the document, the better it is for all, and she had met with the document calls for, sooner than we made you, we could have probably spared have said the country of all the drama,” Ryan’s on Thursday.
“I’m not slacking in my duties on behalf of the American public and you will find all the facts in this matter,” Nunes wrote in his conclusion to the letter. “No answer miss this requirement is to hide as an effort to, the essential information from the Congress — a dangerous precedent that threatens the core of our democracy.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.