Representative Devin Nunes is on it!
The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee is ready to issue as many as ten criminal referrals for members of Robert Mueller’s investigation team into the Russian collusion hoax.
Everyone knows at this point that the entire investigation was based on a false report.
And it appears that investigators may have known this while they were conducting the investigation.
Here’s the latest details from MSN:
The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said criminal referrals are coming for members of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“We’re looking at doing criminal referrals on the Mueller team, the Mueller dossier team, the Mueller witch hunt, whatever you want to call it. That’s where we are now in our investigation,” Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox Nation’s Witch Hunt.
“We’re doing a large criminal referral on the Mueller dossier team that put together a fraudulent report — that knew there was no collusion the day that Mueller walked in the door,” the California Republican added. “They set an obstruction of justice trap. There’s no doubt in my mind that we will make a conspiracy referral there.”
Mueller released his 448-page report last April. The investigation found “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign,” but “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Mueller did not draw a conclusion about whether President Trump obstructed justice, but did lay out 10 instances of possible obstruction in his report.
Nunes has long maintained that Mueller knew from the day he became special counsel in May 2017 that there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. He says the House Intelligence Committee, which conducted its own Russian interference investigation when he was chairman, determined there was no collusion by early 2018. Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee argued the investigation was wrapped up prematurely, and the now-chairman of the panel, Rep. Adam Schiff, has repeatedly insisted there was collusion.
Last year, Nunes made eight criminal referrals alleging several “potential violations” of the law throughout the investigation into Russian interference and said this year there would be follow-ups based on revelations about British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz determined late last year the FBI properly opened its counterintelligence investigation, known as Crossfire Hurricane, into potential ties between the Kremlin and Trump campaign in the summer of 2016. After FBI Director James Comey was fired by Trump in May 2017, Mueller was appointed to be the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.
The watchdog also determined the bureau made “at least 17 significant errors or omissions” in the applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants spanning from October 2016 to summer 2017 that targeted former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The FBI used Steele’s dossier to obtain those warrants.
Here’s the latest on Twitter:
Do you think Democrats are interested in getting to the bottom of this?
They’d rather bury it and pretend it doesn’t exist, potentially because it involves Obama and Biden.
More details from the Washington Examiner:
After shipping eight referrals to Attorney General William Barr last spring, Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the panel, told Fox Business on Thursday that they have gathered enough evidence for "at least another five, possibly as many as 10" recommendations for prosecution as three U.S. attorneys conduct reviews of various aspects of the Russia investigation.
The California Republican said he and his GOP colleagues want to "get it right," but they plan to send the referrals within the next "week to 10 days or so." What exactly will appear in those referrals remains unclear, but Nunes explained what his investigators are examining.
"We now are looking at the overall Gen. Flynn investigation and how that was conducted and the rest of the Mueller team," he said. "And then, of course, as new information has come to light from the information that was declassified by acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, that information has also shown that there are other people who have lied or misled Congress or have, I think in some cases maybe, lied by omission, documents that were kept from Congress."
Grenell was replaced by former Rep. John Ratcliffe late last month after the Texas Republican was confirmed by the Senate. During his three-month tenure as head of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Grenell declassified long-sought-after documents related to the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and forced the hand of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to release dozens of witness transcripts from the panel's own investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Schiff accused Grenell of "selective declassification for political purposes."
The Republican inquiry in the House is a more understated effort than the one that is playing out in the Senate, which is in GOP control. There, two committees are leading the charge in conducting oversight of the Russia investigation.
With no support from Democrats, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to give Chairman Ron Johnson the authority to subpoena Obama officials in its review of the Russia inquiry. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is also seeking subpoena power in his Crossfire Hurricane investigation, while Democrats on the panel say they want to hear more testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller.
It’ll be interesting to say the least to see how far Nunes goes with this and what else gets uncovered in this investigation.
Watch Nunes’ appearance on Fox Business where he details his investigation: