Kirsters Baish| It has been reported that Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has given the Department of Justice until this Tuesday to hand over the FBI’s documents on their Trump campaign mole. The Justice Department has until tomorrow.
The Justice Department has continually ignored Congress’ requests for documents regarding information on their actions against Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
Fox News reports:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has given the Justice Department until Tuesday to provide access to documents concerning the FBI’s alleged informant looking into any Russian ties to President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
In a letter sent Friday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Nunes said the records should be provided to all committee members “and designated staff” rather than just the so-called “Gang of Eight” — which refers to Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress as well as top lawmakers from the intelligence panels.
Nunes wrote, in reference to a subpoena issued for the documents on April 30, “DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics, such as incorrectly categorizing the requested documents as Gang-of-Eight-level material in order to limit access. Such conduct by DOJ is unacceptable because the Gang-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis outside of the confines of Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.”
Nunes continued on to write, “Your continued refusal to permit Members of Congress and designated staff to review the requested documents is obstruction of a lawful Congressional investigation.”
Insider.foxnews.com reported today:
Jonathan Turley agrees with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that Congress has a right to see documents related to the FBI’s alleged use of an informant in President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
In a letter sent Friday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Nunes gave the Justice Department until Tuesday to provide the records, saying failure to do so is “obstruction of a lawful congressional investigation.”
The George Washington University constitutional law professor appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” this week. He explained that Devin Nunes is totally right in saying that all documents having to do with the case should be handed over to any and all Senate and House oversight committees, instead of just giving them to the “Gang of Eight.” This term is a reference to Republican and Democrat leaders in Congress (both houses), in addition to head lawmakers who are on the intelligence panels.
The Washington Examiner reported of the letter that Rod Rosenstein received last week:
In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday, the California Republican demanded the documents be provided to all committee members “and designated staff,” which would go beyond top members of Congress which have been invited to view material related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.