Executive Intelligence Review

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Nunes Gives Justice Dept. June 12 Deadline for Documents on FBI Informant against Trump

June 11, 2018 (EIRNS)—House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) notified Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a letter June 8 that he has until Tuesday, June 12 to provide access to documents concerning the FBI’s alleged informant looking into any Russian ties to Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Nunes specified in his letter to Rosenstein that records should be provided to all committee members b“and designated staff” rather than just the so-called “Gang of Eight,” which refers to Republican and Democratic leaders in both Houses of Congress as well as top lawmakers from the Intelligence panels in the House and Senate.

“DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics, such as incorrectly categorizing the requested documents as Gang-of-Eight-level material in order to limit access,”

Nunes wrote, referring to an April 30 subpoena for the documents.

“Such conduct by DOJ is unacceptable because the Gang-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis outside of the confines of Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.”

Nunes’ letter was in response to an offer by the DOJ and FBI to brief the “Gang of Eight,” in an effort

“to blunt criticism from the House conservatives who have repeatedly pressed for documents and questioned the Department’s conduct in the Russia investigation,”

Associated Press reported today.

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