Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes have just unleashed some major accusations against the Department of Justice.
According to the two, the DOJ has been anonymously attacking a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer that assisted in authoring the committee’s memo accusing the FBI and DOJ of surveillance abuse during the 2016 election.
As reported by foxnews.com
Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind “anonymous attacks” in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committee’s well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election.
The same House staffer is also a driving force behind the latest Russia records standoff.
“I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone,” South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News on Monday. “The members make the final decision and are responsible for them, not staffers.”
The accusations came in response to an article recently published by the New York Times, where it was claimed that Rod Rosenstein had felt misled by Nunes’ staff on the details of House investigator Kash Patel’s trip to London. The narrative being pushed was that Patel was there to interview Christopher Steele, author of the false and grotesque Trump dossier. The House Intelligence Committee remains adamant that Patel was already in London on committee business.
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“The story that Kash flew to London to meet with Christopher Steele is false, no matter how many times it’s reported,” House Intelligence Committee staff director Damon Nelson said.
Nelson said he asked Patel and another staffer to try to make contact with Steele’s lawyer as part of an effort to obtain an address to send Steele an invitation to testify to the committee.
“Anonymous DOJ officials who imply to reporters that Kash has ever been dishonest about this are spreading an outright falsehood,” Nelson said. “If the anonymous DOJ officials want the truth, they can talk to me.”