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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 Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, calls for 10 government officials who served in the State Department or the White house during the Obama administration to testify in Congress on the issue of Russia probe as it explores the potential government surveillance abuse during the election in 2016.
In a Monday letter to a couple of congressional committees, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., asked the oversight and judiciary committees to take steps to have an interview with the former Department of State Elizabeth Dibble, Jonathan Fine, Kathleen Kavalec, Lewis Lukens, Victoria Nuland, Thomas Williams, and Jonathan Winer, former Obama White house official Jake Sullivan, Colin Kahl, and Shailagh Murray.
Dibble, former Deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in London, a city where the other figures in the Russia study were in operation.
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Winer, a former Obama state Department, has acknowledged that he had regular contact with ex-British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial anti-Trump-dossier.
Steeles dossier was at the centre of the controversial memo released this year, the claims of Nunes that the FBI was looking for a monitoring warrant the assigning of a trumpet is based in large part on the dossier, without fully revealing that the research was funded by the Democratic sources.
“For the sake of transparency and to the American people as fully as possible informed about these matters, the task force” should consider interviewing these people in an open environment,” wrote Nunes in the letter.
NUNES CALLS FOR THE TESTIMONY OF 17 FBI, DOJ OFFICIALS
The House Intelligence Committee has no direct oversight of the FBI and the Department of justice, the witness is to be compelled, rather, by reference name, by the oversight and judiciary committees.
Last week, Nunes said he wanted to get fired 17 current and former FBI or justice Department officials to testify on Capitol Hill about possible government surveillance of the abuse in the election of 2016, including FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, and laid siege to FBI officials, Peter Strzok.
Nunes has proposed that the FBI may have violated criminal laws, as well as its own strict internal procedures, through the use of non-verified information in the case of the election of 2016 you can get guarantee monitoring, the one-time Trump campaign aide Carter page.
A memo released, the intelligence committee in February stated that the FBI and the DOJ sought surveillance spy-by-side with the infamous, Democrat-funded anti-Trump-dossier included the lewd and unverified claims about trump, the connections to Russia.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, Cyd Upson, Pamela K. Browne and Judson Berger contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.