House Intelligence Committee bulldog Devin Nunes fought, cajoled and threatened with contempt Department of Justice officials to get unredacted documents that spelled out the beginnings of the counterintelligence investigation into Russia collusion.
Once he got them, Nunes, R-Calif., didn't read them, CNN is reporting.
House Oversight Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy and a dozen other lawmakers have perused the electronic communication (EC) provided by the DOJ, but not Nunes, CNN reports.
Instead, Nunes chose to have his staff read the docs and report back to him, CNN reports. However, Nunes nor his staff would comment whether he actually read them.
"I admire CNN's unrivaled ability to faithfully produce foolish hit pieces on Republicans that are spoon-fed to them by anonymous sources," Nunes spokesman Jack Langer told CNN in a statement.
And it's not the first time Nunes has chosen not to review documents that he fought so hard to obtain, CNN reports. Nunes admitted to not reading the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications that he was so hot and bothered about in February.
Gowdy, on the other hand, has personally read every document put in front of him and in fact has "additional questions for the drafter of the EC," his office told CNN.
"As Chairman Gowdy has said many times, he fully supports Special Counsel Mueller's investigation, and believes Mueller should be given the time, the independence and the resources to conduct a thorough investigation," Amanda Gonzalez told CNN.
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