Devin Nunes Reaches Deal with DOJ to Access Overdue Subpoenaed Documents

Devin Nunes has reached a deal with the DOJ to access overdue subpoenaed documents related to the Russia investigation and Trump-Russia dossier.

In November, threatened to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt of Congress for their repeated failure to provide access to these subpoenaed documents.

As reported by TheHill

For months, Nunes has lashed out at DOJ over what he argues is a deliberate failure to respond to requests for information on the so-called “Steele dossier.”

In a letter to Rosenstein last week, Nunes blasted the department’s initial response as “disingenuous at best,” claiming that “at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.”
 
The latest deadline for his request was Wednesday.
Late Wednesday night, Nunes said that DOJ had agreed to provide the Intelligence Committee with “access to all the documents and witnesses we have requested.” The deal was announced after a conversation between Nunes and Rosenstein, the chairman said.
“The committee looks forward to receiving access to the documents over the coming days,” Nunes said in a statement.

Nunes did not attend the meeting in Ryan’s office, a GOP aide said.

The dossier — an unverified opposition research document into then-candidate Trump that alleges a constellation of contacts with Russia during the campaign — has become a flashpoint in the various investigations into Moscow’s attempt to swing the 2016 election.

A small but vocal group of GOP members have suggested that the FBI weaponized the dossier in order to launch a trumped-up investigation into Trump.

Nunes in August issued two identical subpoenas to the Justice Department and the FBI demanding that the agencies hand over information about the dossier and the bureau’s relationship to its author, a former British spy named Christopher Steele.

In the months since, he has threatened to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt of Congress. He has also threatened to drag Sessions and Wray before the committee for a public appearance “to explain under oath DOJ’s and FBI’s unwillingness or inability to comply in full with the subpoenas issued on August 24.”

 

h/t katrinapierson.com

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