Kirsters Baish| This past Sunday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes warned that “there would be hell to pay” if the FBI does not hand over all documents having to do with an FBI informant who was embedded in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to Congress this week. This leaves impeachment of top Department of Justice officials on the table.
Nunes stated of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during an interview on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo of “Sunday Morning Futures,” “We can’t force the resignation, but we can hold in contempt, we can pass resolutions, we can impeach. I think we’re getting close to there.”
The House Intelligence Committee Chairman has been butting heads with Rosenstein for months now, all over the documents having to do with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia during the 2016 election.
The Department of Justice along with the FBI have been stonewalling Congress for months now, refusing to cough up information on the infamous fabricated Trump dossier in addition to a secretive surveillance warrant that had been taken out on Trump’s former campaign adviser, Carter Page.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The most recent standoff concerns Nunes’ request for documents related to a longtime FBI and CIA source who the bureau tasked to meet with three Trump campaign advisers, including Page.
Nunes and other members of the so-called Gang of Eight met with Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday to discuss Intelligence Committee’s requests for documents about the informant, who is reported to be former University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper.
Halper met with at least three Trump campaign advisers prior to the 2016 election. He met Page for months after Trump was elected.
Both the FBI and the Department of Justice have refused to comply with the demand that they are to hand over all documents having to do with the FBI mole. They claimed that by releasing the information, they may risk the safety of said informant. They also claim that if they are to release the information, they would be disrupting intelligence operations that are still taking place.
Devin Nunes explained that last week, both the FBI and the Justice Department claimed that they would provide the documents by Friday. He went on to explain that if these documents are not handed over, he would “begin to take action against the Justice Department and FBI.”
“If documents do not begin to be turned over tomorrow, and a clear way and path forward for everything else is not clear…there’s going to be hell to pay by Wednesday morning,” Nunes claimed.
“I can tell you it’s not going to be pretty,” threatened Nunes.
When Bartiromo asked Nunes if he is ready to move to impeach Rod Rosenstein, he answered definitively, “Absolutely. I’ve been there for a while now.”
The Department of Justice and the FBI had better round up the documents that are being requested in the subpoena, or they are going to find themselves literally falling apart at the seams.