FROM EIR DAILY ALERT
Nunes Urges Committee Heads To Subpoena Obama/British Agents Behind Russiagate
July 3, 2018 (EIRNS)—Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has urged two fellow committee chairmen to subpoena a total of 27 former Obama administration White House, FBI, and State Department officials to testify before their committees, related to potential surveillance abuse during the 2016 election, as well as the State Department’s role in promoting the Steele dossier.
As reported by both the Washington Examiner and Daily Caller, in June 29 and July 2 letters to Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Bob Goodlatte, chairmen of the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary committee, respectively, Nunes said that his committee discovered matters “that likely fall within the purview of the joint task force of the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and the Judiciary,” and refers to the list of people “who may have relevant information.”
Many of the individuals listed include those with direct ties to Christopher Steele or belonged to the nest of British intelligence/Obama operatives deployed to advance the “Russia collusion” hoax. These include Elizabeth Dibble, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in London, Victoria Nuland, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, and State Department official Jonathan Winer, who met Steele in the summer of 2016, and then provided the State Department with a two-page summary of Steele’s dirty dossier. Winer also met with at least two reporters to feed them information prior to the November 2016 election. Nuland approved a July 2016 meeting between an FBI legal attaché and Steele, who had otherwise provided her with many reports on Ukraine while she was orchestrating the coup against the elected government in Kiev.
According to the Daily Caller, citing the Wall Street Journal, it was Dibble who received information about the May 2016 meeting between Trump aide George Papadopoulos and Australian intelligence operative Alexander Downer, which reportedly sparked the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign. In that meeting, the inebriated Papadopoulos told Downer the Russian government had damaging information on Hillary Clinton, which Downer passed on to Dibble.
Nunes recommends that the task force consider interviewing these individuals “in an open setting,” but last night on Fox’s Laura Ingraham show, he emphasized that they can be compelled to testify.
“This isn’t going to be like the documents, where we’ve had to continue to fight with the Justice Department in order to have access to documents. This is much different.... They will, if they do not agree to appear under oath, and testify, then they will be subpoenaed. That I could tell you for sure.”