when the reason for SSA Strzok’s removal from the Special Counsel investigation was leaked to the Washington Post before that reason was provided to this Committee, at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein comply with the committee’s request to “fully produce responsive documents and provide the requested witnesses” with regard to the controversial and unverified dossier that put the Trump campaign under surveillance, according to a letter sent by Nunes to Rosenstein.

Nunes, R-CA, chided the Justice Department and the FBI for its failure to produce the “basic investigatory documents” demanded through the committee’s subpoenas issued over four months prior, in a Dec. 28, letter. The chairman also noted that the DOJ was “disingenuous” when it informed the committee in early December, that some of the documents requested did not exist.

The DOJ had informed the House Intelligence Committee that the “FBI Form FD-302 interview summaries, did not exist,” the letter states. The FD-302 forms are the reported summaries of interviews conducted by the FBI.

“However, shortly before my meeting with you in early December, DOJ subsequently located and produced numerous FD-302s pertaining to the Steele dossier, thereby rendering the initial response disingenuous at best.”

“As a result of the numerous delays and discrepancies that have hampered the process of subpoena compliance, the Committee no longer credits the representations made by DOJ and/or the FBI regarding these matters,” stated Nunes, in the letter. “Accordingly, DOJ and the FBI are instructed to promptly produce to the Committee-no later than January 3, 2018.”

Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told this reporter that the DOJ is expected to respond to Nunes’ request this evening.

Nunes was stonewalled by the Justice Department earlier this year when he requested information on why Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Peter Strzok, a former deputy to the assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, from his role in the Russia Trump investigation.  Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with his colleague and lover, Lisa Page, who works as a lawyer at the FBI under Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who is reportedly retiring from the FBI, in March.

Strzok, who was an integral part of the Special Counsel interviewed, both Hillary Clinton and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, exchanged roughly 10,000 text messages with Page, many of which, were highly politicized. Strzok was removed from Mueller’s probe after the texts were discovered.

In one August 2016, text message Strzok tells Page, “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

“Andy” is believed to refer to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife, Jill, unsuccessfully ran for Virginia State Senate as a Democratic candidate in 2015.

Nunes is also demanding that Rosenstein provide the committee the dates that a number of high ranking DOJ and FBI officials will be made available to be interviewed this month as witnesses.

The Interviewees:

  • FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Peter Strzok
  • Former DOJ Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr
  • FBI Attorney James Baker
  • FBI Attorney Lisa Page
  • FBI Attorney Sally Moyer
  • FBI Assistant Director of Congressional Affairs Greg Brower

“Unfortunately, DOJ/FBI’s intransigence with respect to the August 24 subpoenas is part of a broader pattern of behavior that can no longer be tolerated,” states Nunes. “As I said in a public statement several weeks ago, when the reason for SSA Strzok’s removal from the Special Counsel investigation was leaked to the Washington Post before that reason was provided to this Committee, at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.”

 

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10 Comments

  1. It is clear the FBI and DOJ have something to hide Either way they have lost the trust of the American people and 90% believe both are corrupt.

  2. Sara, you’re amazing! I always watch you on Hannity! Unfortunately, Cabal has too much power, corruption n cover up is endless…I doubt we’ll see anyone indicted…

  3. Thank you, Ms. Carter, for some very smart journalism. The kind you don’t see today in our Nat’l Press.
    It’s vitally important to our country. Our Press has certain rights attributed to them as our Press is to act as eyes and ears for a stressed out, distracted nation; our informers.
    Today? Our propagandists. With dire consequences; just look at the divides caused by our Nat’l Press. Destroying country for their politics. A hideous caricature of all things journalistic.
    So, a huge thank you, for your diligence at alerting a distracted nation. You’ve a huge fan base, ma’am.

    Now re this item: If Congress abdicated its powers of oversight Amy longer this nation WILL sink. Our US Constitution is our foundation; our underpinning. Without our US Law EQUALLY applies, the USA is no longer viable as it was created.
    CONGRESS MUST ACT. Talk is cheap
    It’s beginning to feel like Groundhog Day. AGAIN.

  4. UK PM Theresa May has been in panic mode ever since Trump elected. When ex mi6 Steele was outed by a proper uk journalist as the author of the dodgy dossier May closed down all reporters except the ever obedient BBC and whisked Steele and his family into protective custody. The BBC then began portraying him as a respected and reliable genius rather than a low level hustler who hasnt set foot in Russia in over twenty years. May is pro soros pro EU pro Merkel globalist puppet pretending to facilitate Brexit whilst doing everything she can to obstruct and reverse it,she consistently does the opposite of what she says she is doing just like Clinton

  5. You are one of the very few actual journalists left in this country. God Bless You….. Your work will go along way in saving democracy in this country. Much gratitude.

  6. She works for Sinclair Media – who have a commercial agreement to provide Trump with positive news coverage

    This is what news should be……propaganda…..lol…….move to Russia. Nobody is allowed to criticise or investigate the President over there

  7. It’s highly likely, people like Sara herself, and Sean Hannity will be under investigation once they finish with Trump. The FBI are probably investigating them right now.

    Remember, Comey testified that it’s not just Trump. They’re investigating several “local actors” with the media, and within politics, who they believe are working with Russia.

    So of course, guys like Hannity and Nunes, who are desperate to kill the Mueller investigation, are probably under investigation themselves

  8. Sara is an independent contractor and contributor for Fox News. She is no longer an employee for Sinclair Media.

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