Rep. Devin Nunes stopped by ‘Hannity’ Thursday night to weigh-in on recent reports James Comey and Andrew McCabe “trapped” former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn during the FBI’s Russia investigation; calling the agents ‘Dirty Cops.’
“If America treats our heroes this way, we do not have a Democratic Republic. He needs to fight it, he needs to go after Comey and McCabe for setting him up that way. They abused their power,” said Hannity.
“In the future, if you look up the words ‘Dirty cop’ you will see the pictures of Comey and McCabe. These guys make Hoover look like a saint. It’s absolutely despicable that the head of the FBI would think it’s funny and cute to send over FBI agents to interview the National Security Advisor,” fired-back Nunes.
Comey -who admitted under oath to leaking classified material to a longtime friend- warned weeks ago that any “loose talk” regarding the 2016 election could potentially demoralize FBI agents across the country.
“Investigate whatever you wish about 2016 but don’t forget the people of the FBI must investigate and stop Russian efforts in the 2020 election. What impact will loose talk about ‘spying’ and disgraceful talk about ‘treason’ have on FBI agents and analysts?” posted Comey on social media.
Investigate whatever you wish about 2016 but don’t forget the people of the FBI must investigate and stop Russian efforts in the 2020 election. What impact will loose talk about “spying” and disgraceful talk about “treason” have on FBI agents and analysts?
— James Comey (@Comey) May 24, 2019
President Trump gave Attorney General William Barr the green light Thursday night to investigate American intelligence agencies to determine whether they acted appropriately in surveilling the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
“President Donald Trump on Thursday granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr’s inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump’s 2016 campaign,” reports the Associated Press.
“Trump directed the intelligence community to ‘quickly and fully cooperate’ with Barr’s probe. The directive marked an escalation in Trump’s efforts to ‘investigate the investigators,’ as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe amid mounting Democratic calls for impeachment proceedings,” adds the article.
Barr’s new mission comes days after he announced the appointment of a US attorney to investigate the dubious origins of the government’s surveillance of Trump campaign associates.
Attorney General William Barr questioned the DOJ’s use of the infamous ‘Steele Dossier’ to obtain FISA warrants against the Trump campaign this week; saying the document has a “number of clear mistakes.”
“It’s a very unusual situation to have opposition research like that, especially one that on its face had a number of clear mistakes and a somewhat jejune analysis,” Barr told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.
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: Expect ‘Criminal Referrals’ from GOP’s Probe into FBI Political Bias
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.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.