Rep. Devin Nunes To Make Criminal Referrals on FBI and DOJ ‘Dirty Cops’
March 27, 2019 (EIRNS)—In several interviews with Fox News over this week, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, reported that he plans to make criminal referrals to the Attorney General’s office, as part of the investigation into “bias”—political corruption—in the FBI and Department of Justice. Those referrals are expected to be made by the end of next week, the Washington Examiner reported today.
“We are working on a criminal referral, so many of the dirty cops— people will find out who, actually, we believe those dirty cops are. We’ll be sending that to Attorney General Barr among other names I think people will be surprised at,” Nunes said. Time is running out, he asserted, for those “dirty cops” at the FBI and DOJ whom Nunes said were part of the “biggest political scandal in American history.” Targetted are those “people who lied to Congress, [committed] perjury, criminal conspiracy.”
Nunes also emphasized that he and his team will work to “make as much public as possible.... What needs to happen is, we need to have full transparency in this matter.... FBI and DOJ have claimed falsely that this investigation started in July 2016. That was a lie.” It will be crucial, he said, to collect information on
“all the informants and everybody they were running into the Trump campaign, because what happened here is wrong. The FBI and Department of Justice should not be able to use counterintelligence capabilities that are used to target terrorists and other bad guys around the globe, against political parties.”
Nunes is also demanding to see the classified “scope memorandum,” the August 2017 document in which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein laid out the parameters of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation—several months after he had appointed Mueller. Although a redacted version of that document was made available, Nunes is calling for the entire document to be released. “We need to see the origins of this investigation. We don’t even know what Robert Mueller was supposed to be looking at.”