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House Intel Chair to Hold FBI, DOJ Officials in Contempt

House Intel Chair to Hold FBI, DOJ Officials in Contempt
Rep. Devin Nunes (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:48 AM

The head of the House Intelligence Committee will follow through on his threat to hold leading officials at the FBI and Justice Department in contempt for failing to turn over documents he requested in August.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is currently drafting a contempt resolution, which he will file "as quickly as possible," against FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

He charges that the two failed to deliver "outstanding documents" related to a subpoena he filed in August for records of the dossier on connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

The congressman followed this subpoena with ones asking for interviews with Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as well as FBI counterintelligence investigator Peter Strzok, who was recently removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference.

Although Nunes told reporters that the Justice Department has signaled that those officials will be made available, the congressman told the Post that "we have a long way to go" to fulfill his request.

"By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress' constitutional oversight responsibility," Nunes told the Washington Examiner in a statement over the weekend.

"This is part of a months-long pattern by the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and obstructing this committee's oversight work, particularly oversight of their use of the Steele dossier. At this point, these agencies should be investigating themselves."

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