The House Intelligence Committee has been investigation the legality of the FBI and DOJ spying of Trump Tower, specifically targeting Caret Page who at the time served as Trump’s foreign policy adviser.
Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his committee has requested documentation from the DOJ and FBI for months but have met a great deal of resistance from the DOJ. Much of what they did get was so heavily redacted that it was useless.
Nunes is fed up with the months and months of stonewalling by the DOJ and issued a subpoena to Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week but has yet to hear any acknowledgment or anything else from Sessions. This is leading Nunes to turn to Congress in hopes of charging Sessions with contempt.
(Washington Examiner) – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced Sunday he’s going to push Congress this week to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress.
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This extreme step is a culmination of the frustration the California Republican explained he’s felt in dealing with a Justice Department that had stymied his requests for information, during the panel’s government surveillance investigation. In particular the committee has been looking into allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act surveillance abuses by the Justice Department and FBI that led to spying on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Two weeks ago, Nunes sent a classified letter to Sessions, which he said was not acknowledged. That was followed by a subpoena last week…
Last week, President Donald Trump weighed on the issue and threatened the Department of Justice with using his presidential powers to take action against the DOJ if they do not comply with the requests from Nunes and other congressional investigations that are taking place. One has to wonder what Sessions has been trying to hide.