Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes said eight criminal referrals – three of which deal with ‘global leaks’ and ‘conspiracy’ – are ready to be delivered to Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr as early as next week.
Nunes, R-Calif., who has recently hinted at more than a dozen referrals told Fox News ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ that he will send the criminal referrals next week. Those referrals are directly related to the alleged malfeasance by senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice during the now debunked Trump Russia collusion investigation.
He said five of the referrals “are what I would call straight up referrals so just referrals that are, that name someone and name the specific crimes.”
“Those crimes are lying to Congress, misleading Congress, leaking classified information,” said Nunes.
The other three referrals “are more complicated” and associated with a conspiracy, he added.
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“So the question on conspiracy is what, there’s the conspiracy statute, and then what do they need to look at under that statute,” he told Maria Bartiromo.
“So on the first one, is FISA abuse and other matters we believe there is a conspiracy to lie to the FISA Court, mislead the FISA court by numerous individuals that all need to be investigative and looked at,” he said. “The second conspiracy one is involving manipulation of intelligence. That also could [involve many] many Americans and we are, so that’s kind of the second one. As you know, we’ve had a lot of concerns with the way intelligence was used.”
“We’re prepared to send those referrals over and brief him if he wishes to be briefed,” he stated.