90 Miles From Tyranny : House Intelligence chairman says he’s going to hold the FBI in contempt of Congress — here’s why

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Monday, December 4, 2017

House Intelligence chairman says he’s going to hold the FBI in contempt of Congress — here’s why

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has instructed his staff to draw up a contempt of Congress citation for FBI Director Christopher Wray and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, after it was revealed Saturday that a top FBI agent was removed from the Trump-Russia investigation for possible anti-Trump bias.
What happened?

The New York Times and Washington Post both reported Saturday FBI special agent Peter Strzok — who played key roles in the FBI’s initial Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the Clinton email investigation — was removed from Mueller’s investigation after it was discovered he exchanged anti-Trump text messages with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whom he was having an extramarital affair with. Strzok was re-assigned to the FBI’s human resources department, a move many saw as a demotion.

The Post reported that Strzok and Page exchanged texts that were anti-Trump and pro-Clinton. The messages themselves weren’t revealed, just the existence of them.

As part of the intelligence committee’s investigation into the Trump-Russia probe and the anti-Trump dossier, Nunes asked the Justice Department several times why Strzok had been removed from the investigation, according to the Washington Examiner. The committee even issued a subpoena on Aug. 24 requesting information on Strzok’s reassignment.

Nunes and his committee followed up five separate times between Oct. 11 and Dec. 1. Each time, however, the DOJ and FBI failed to answer the committee’s questions. It was only after the Times and Post stories hit the presses that the DOJ informed Nunes they would grant his requests — well, at least some of them.

The actions of the DOJ have left Nunes and his committee no other option, the California Republican said Saturday.
What did he say?

He said, according to the Examiner:Read More HERE

1 comment:

SiGraybeard said...

The problem with this is It Changes Nothing. So what if they're ruled in contempt of congress? Wasn't Eric Holder held in contempt over Fast and Furious?

Unless there's real imprisonment for the guys at the top, and I mean "breaking rocks in the hot sun and take away their fat government pensions" imprisonment, Nothing Changes.