Rep. Devin Nunes confirmed Wednesday that he intends to make “criminal referrals” from his ongoing probe into political-bias and abuse at the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Nunes was speaking with Fox News this week when he was asked to comment on his investigation into allegations of anti-Trump bias throughout the agency both during and immediately after the 2016 presidential election.
“A lot of people think just because Republicans are out of power that we are not conducting an investigation. We still are,” Nunes said. “Whether or not people will come in and interview with us, we don’t have gavels, we don’t have subpoena power. But we will still be trying to interview people and we will still be making criminal referrals.”
Nunes launched the probe after widespread allegations the agency used the debunked ‘Steele Dossier’ to obtain FISA warrants against the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.
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DEMOCRATS PANIC: Nunes Says FISA MEMO Only ‘PHASE ONE,’ Eyes Hillary’s STATE DEPT.
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes raised alarm bells within Democratic circles on Monday, saying his decision to release the bombshell FISA memo was just “phase one” in his efforts to get to the bottom of anti-Trump abuse throughout the federal government.
Nunes was speaking with Fox News when he outlined his vision for the next stage of the Committee’s investigation into widespread abuse at the FBI, Department of Justice, and beyond; adding he plans to “follow the facts where they lead.”
“What we will do in phase two is follow the facts where they lead, and when we get enough facts, we will figure out a way to let the American people know,” he told Fox & Friends.
“Phase one of our investigation was getting to the FISA abuse. What we’re looking at now is the State Department and some of the irregularities there,” he added.
Nunes’ comments come months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed his Department of Justice was investigating “certain issues” inside former President Barack Obama’s State Department; including Hillary’s Uranium One deal and possible “pay-to-play” arrangements between the State Department and Clinton Foundation.
DEVIN NUNES: We’ve Seen NO ‘CREDIBLE EVIDENCE’ Behind Russia Probe
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes slammed Robert Mueller’s never-ending investigation into Russian collusion this week; saying he’s seen “no credible evidence” behind the probe as it enters its second year.
The congressman was speaking with Fox News when he was asked to weigh-in on the special counsel’s months-long probe into the 2016 election; confirming he’s yet to see “any credible evidence or intelligence” that warranted the investigation.
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“We have yet to see any credible evidence or intelligence that led to the opening of this investigation,” said Nunes.
Nunes has been calling on the Department of Justice and the FBI to release material over why they launched the investigation in the first place; saying the possibility of an “inside source” within the Trump campaign would be severely embarrassing for the agency.
“I think what it really means, I think it will look badly on the Department of Justice and the FBI on how they conducted this investigation,” he added.