Politics DOJ's Rosenstein shows House Intel Committee the document that sparked FBI's Russia probe

03:30  12 april  2018
03:30  12 april  2018 Source:   CNBC

Nunes demands original document that prompted Russia investigation

  Nunes demands original document that prompted Russia investigation House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is demanding the original FBI document that outlines the bureau's reasoning for opening a counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign's alleged connections to Russia.His deadline for the DOJ and FBI to provide the unredacted document is April 11. In a letter sent Wednesday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Nun es threatened to take legal action if the agencies do not comply, noting that the committee issued subpoenas in August that "remain in force.

House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material related to the Russia -Trump probes and other matters. Devin Nunes, the Intel Committee chairman, said

Strzok had also played key roles in the Clinton email investigation and the FBI ’ s initial Russia probe . 2016 Presidential Race, Big Government, National Security, Devin Nunes, DOJ , FBI , House Intelligence Committee , Rod Rosenstein , Trump dossier.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) (2nd L) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) leave the committee's secure meeting rooms in the basement of the U.S. Capitol House Visitors Center February 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. © Provided by CNBC House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) (2nd L) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) leave the committee's secure meeting rooms in the basement of the U.S. Capitol House Visitors Center February 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday gave the House Intelligence Committee access to "a version" of a two-page document related to the FBI's investigation into links between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.

In a statement, committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., met with Rosenstein on Wednesday afternoon, after making multiple requests to view the document.

Trump on firing Mueller or Rosenstein: 'They're still here'

  Trump on firing Mueller or Rosenstein: 'They're still here' President Trump on Wednesday sought to calm fears he is preparing to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to stymie the Russia probe, but did not rule out the possibility. "They've been saying I'm going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months, and they're still here," Trump said during a joint press conference with the prime minister of Japan.The president al so expressed a desire to end the Russia investigation, which he called a "very bad thing for our country.""So we want to get the investigation over with, done with, put it behind us," he said.

House Intel Committee investigates plot to stop Trump. 28 letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , Nunes said the Department of Justice at first said dossier-related FBI interview summaries, known as “At this point, it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.”

The House is expanding its investigation into the FBI and DOJ ' s handling of the probe into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia . Nunes, who spoke by phone with Rosenstein Wednesday evening, ordered the agencies to comply with subpoenas compelling it to produce fully

They were "finally given access" to the document, Nunes said. The document contained information necessary to advance the committee's counter-investigation into the Justice Department and FBI, he added.

"Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I'd like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today," Nunes said in a statement.

Of the three government entities investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the House Intel Committee was the first to claim it had concluded its interview period.

The committee has also been marked by political divisions and public acrimony between party leaders Nunes and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., over how the investigation was being handled.

A spokesman for Rep. Schiff did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Devin Nunes Threatens to Impeach Rod Rosenstein .
<p>The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says he is prepared to impeach the head of the FBI and Deputy Attorney General if he doesn’t get a two-page document he says prompted the Russia investigation.</p>“Just the fact that they're not giving this to us tells me there's something wrong here,” California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on the The Ingraham Angle Tuesday night.

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