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DOJ, FBI Defy Nunes' Document Request About Trump Campaign Informants

DOJ, FBI Defy Nunes' Document Request About Trump Campaign Informants
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

By    |   Monday, 25 June 2018 09:14 PM

The Department of Justice told lawmakers Monday night it will not provide documents related to informants on the Trump campaign because that is protected FBI information that must come from the bureau.

According to Fox News, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote to House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes and said the FBI has possession of the documents Nunes requested as part of his panel's oversight work.

"Many of your requests relate to documents and information regarding issues surrounding confidential human sources that are solely in the custody and control of the FBI," Boyd wrote.

"The FBI retains and has the ability to produce the documents requested in a manner consistent with its obligation to protect confidential human sources and methods."

According to Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York, the FBI responded to Nunes by saying it has already complied with his document request.

The DOJ sent lawmakers a batch of documents Friday night to meet a deadline set by Nunes and others on Capitol Hill, but Nunes followed up Sunday with a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that asked two questions, one of which dealt with reports the FBI had at least one informant on the Trump campaign.

Lawmakers have threatened to hold Rosenstein in contempt and even begin articles of impeachment against him because the DOJ has dragged its feet when it comes to handing over requested documents related to the Russia investigation.

It is unclear whether Nunes will recommend either of those options in this case.

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Documents related to informants on the Trump campaign is protected FBI information that must come from the bureau, the Department of Justice told lawmakers Monday night.
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