President Donald Trump is getting the same kind of "stonewalling" that lawmakers get when they try to obtain documents from the Justice Department, but the left is saying "crazy things" over his call to declassify certain documents, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Friday.
"Every time we make a request to the DOJ or FBI, we get stonewalled for many days," the California Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom," while accusing the left of "telegraphing" outrage.
"They're saying crazy things like 'it's going to destroy the intelligence community' [which is] a great example of... the left accusing you of what they already did," said Nunes.
Meanwhile, "major leaks" from FBI or DOJ officials have caused more damages than have those released through either subpoenas or executive orders, said Nunes.
Earlier this week, Trump ordered that documents related to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (ACT) warrant and about the Russia investigation be declassified, but on Friday tweeted that U.S. allies have asked that the documents not be released.
Meanwhile, Nunes said he thinks the controversy will grow, and the media will continue its quest to "take down this president, take down the Republican Party, and it is really sick."
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