It appears that Devin Nunes and the Republican members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have grown weary of how slowly Attorney General William Barr is moving and are now prepared to force his hand.
(Just the News) House Republicans have found evidence that Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team may have misled the courts and Congress and are considering making criminal referrals asking the Justice Department to investigate those prosecutors, a key lawmaker says.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Just the News that his team has been scouring recent documents released by the FBI, including witness reports known as 302s, and found glaring evidence that contradicts claims the Mueller team made to courts and Congress.
“We’re now going through these 302s, and we’re going to be making criminal referrals on the Mueller dossier team, the people that put this Mueller report together,” Nunes said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast set to air on Tuesday.
Nunes specifically reacted to a story in Just the News disclosing that FBI interview memos of key figure George Papadopoulos show he was helpful in trying to locate a witness named Joseph Mifsud but that Mueller’s prosecutors portrayed Papdopoulos as trying to thwart or frustrate the investigation‘s efforts to question Mifsud.
The new FBI memos provide “our first evidence of the Mueller team lying to the court. It a lie. It’s a total lie,” the lawmaker said, referring to the Mueller team’s claim that Papadopoulos tried to hinder efforts to locate and question Mifsud.
Nunes said he hopes John Durham, the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut named by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the Russia investigators, can turn his attention to the conduct of Mueller’s team and not just the FBI leaders who started the Russia probe using opposition research from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He said one unanswered question remains when the FBI realized they were investigating Trump using Clinton-paid research. (read on)
Trump’s recent appointment of bulldog Ric Grenell to head the ODNI, Grenell’s appointment of Nunes’ lead investigator Kash Patel as his assistant, and President Trump’s appointment of John McEntee to head the White House personnel office signaled to all of Washington that the swamp draining was beginning.
With Nunes and House Republicans making criminal referrals it appears it’s finally Game On.