Executive Intelligence Review


House Intelligence Chair Nunes Wants Trump To Declassify All Russiagate Material

Aug. 13, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo yesterday that President Trump must declassify all information on Russian alleged interference in the 2016 election.

Nunes pointed out that though British spy Christopher Steele was “fired” as an informant by the FBI, then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr continued providing information from Steele to the FBI, while Ohr’s wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS—Steele’s U.S. employer—and the Clinton campaign. Nunes said Steele’s information was fed into top levels of the FBI and the Department of Justice to open up a counterintelligence operation into a political campaign “that has now polluted nearly every top official at the Department of Justice and FBI in the last couple of years.”

Bartiromo pointed to Trump’s statement that he might declassify this material. “Will he?” she asked Nunes. “I think he really has no choice,” Nunes said.

“You’re going to end up with a situation with half of America, including many, almost nearly every Republican member of Congress, who will have zero confidence in the Department of Justice and FBI [if he does not].... We have to have a strong Department of Justice and a strong FBI that stays out of politics....”

Nunes insisted,

“We’re going to have to have all this information declassified, and really we need an investigation into these top-level people as to how somebody concocted the idea that it’s okay to take information from one political campaign and use it to open up an investigation on somebody else’s opposing political party.”

Nunes continued,

“Will we see prosecution? Only with full and complete transparency of documents. Our committee sent a letter to the President. They [the documents] do not jeopardize national security. People will be shocked what went into the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] warrant for Carter Page, and what did not go into the FISA warrant for Carter Page,”

Nunes said (emphasis in original).