Trump challenged the Justice Department, Monday, to give up documents. Devin Nunes weighs in on the ‘slippery slope’ that has become to DOJ. Saying that they likely will not meet the deadline. This after Trump fires out a blistering tweet about Mueller’s costly fishing expedition.
“I have tried to stay uninvolved with the Department of Justice and FBI (although I do not legally have to), because of the now totally discredited and very expensive Witch Hunt currently going on. But you do have to ask why the DOJ & FBI aren’t giving over requested documents?”- Trump tweeted.
I have tried to stay uninvolved with the Department of Justice and FBI (although I do not legally have to), because of the now totally discredited and very expensive Witch Hunt currently going on. But you do have to ask why the DOJ & FBI aren’t giving over requested documents?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
According to html the Justice Department on Monday declined to answer requests by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., for more information about the reported use of FBI informants while investigating President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
As Reported By Fox News:
Nunes said on “Fox & Friends” that he would meet with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday.
“I think the American people are beginning to see what we’ve been after for a very long time, and that is—is it common, or does it happen, that counterintelligence agencies in this country…are they used to target campaigns?” Nunes said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “I would think most of the American people, including most people in politics, would be very, very worried if the FBI was running informants into our campaigns.”
Allegations that the FBI attempted to infiltrate the Trump campaign prior to the initiation of the formal Russia probe on July 31, 2016, have roiled Washington, amid numerous findings of anti-Trump bias among top officials in the agency.
In one instance, over drinks at a high-end London hotel in the summer of 2016, an alleged FBI informant reportedly asked former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos if he knew anything about Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.