A former official at the US State Department and associate of Arizona Senator John McCain officially invoked the fifth amendment and refuses to speak with the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into the infamous ‘Trump Dossier;’ reports Fox News.
David Kramer -a key figure behind Christopher Steele’s debunked dossier- refuses to speak with Congressional investigators over his role in handing the shady document to the FBI back in 2016.
Rep. Devin Nunes has been struggling for weeks to determine if the dossier was used to obtain FISA warrants against the Trump campaign to surveil the team in the run-up to Inauguration Day.
According to inside sources, the former State Dept. official was issued a subpoena to appear before Rep. Nunes’ Committee in mid-January but has yet to appear.
A “law enforcement source confirmed, however, that Kramer did not appear and has exercised his Fifth Amendment rights,” confirms Fox.
Kramer’s refusal to speak with Congressional investigators over his relationship with former British spy Christopher Steele raises serious legal and ethical questions over the FBI and State Department’s role in creating and promoting the anti-Trump dossier.
ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Pelosi Warns of a ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’ Over FISA Memo
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued her all-out war against the House Intelligence Committee and President Trump Friday afternoon, telling reporters the President will spark a “constitutional crisis” should he use the recently released FISA memo to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Pelosi addressed reporters just hours after Congressional leaders publicly disclosed the four-page document; showing the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ was used by the FBI and DOJ to secure FISA warrants to spy on “at least one” senior Trump aide.
“With the memo… [Trump] has abdicated his responsibilities as Commander-in Chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest,” Pelosi told CBS News.
“If the President uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis.”
The House Minority Leader’s fiery rhetoric comes on the heels of her official statement regarding the memo, where she bizarrely referred to the de-classified material as a “bouquet” from President Trump to Vladimir Putin.
COLLUSION DELUSION: Unhinged Pelosi Calls FISA MEMO ‘Bouquet to Putin’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi didn’t hold back while commenting on the House Intelligence Committee’s decision to disclose the explosive FISA memo on Friday; releasing a bizarre statement that referred to the document as a “bouquet to [Trump’s] friend Putin.”
Pelosi posted her official statement to social media within minutes of Chairman Devin Nunes’ decision to disclose the controversial material to the American public; saying the President “surrendered his constitutional responsibility” when he de-classified the document.
“President Trump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as Commander-in-Chief by releasing highly classified and distorted intelligence. By not protecting intelligence sources and methods, he just sent his friend Putin a bouquet,” she writes.
“As the Speaker and former Vice Presidential candidate, Speaker Ryan knows how dangerous it is to jeopardize our intelligence and national security. Why is he enabling this recklessness and not taking action to remove Chairman Nunes?” Nancy asked.
Read her full statement below:
.@realDonaldTrump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as Commander-in-Chief by releasing Nunes’ unredacted, classified memo. His decision undermines our national security and is a bouquet to his friend Putin. pic.twitter.com/kdUgIrCE6l
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 2, 2018