In a phone interview with Fox and Friends on Sunday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealed that Congress will hold Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt for refusing to turn over classified information the committee has requested.
Via Fox News: “The Californian Republican’s committee has been looking into allegations that the Justice Department and the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in their scrutiny of the Trump campaign.
“On Thursday we discovered that they are not going to comply with our subpoena,” Nunes said on “Fox and Friends Sunday,” adding, “the only thing left to do is we have to move quickly to hold the attorney general of the United States in contempt and that is what I will press for this week.”
Two weeks ago, Nunes sent to Sessions a classified letter, which he said was not acknowledged, and then he sent a subpoena.
Nunes, who did concede that it’s possible Sessions personally is unaware of the subpoena, told “Fox and Friends Sunday” that he won’t accept “excuses” relating to national security concerns in terms of his ongoing investigation of how the Russia probe was handled.
“How many times have we heard this argument throughout this investigation?” he asked.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, expressed support for Nunes on “Fox and Friends Sunday.”
“I have deeper and deeper concerns the more I see some of this, not only the stonewalling, but what’s been in some of these memos,” said Scalise. “We’re also trying to get a lot of other information from the Department of Justice about this investigation, and everything that we uncover raises even deeper concerns about the direction.”
.@SteveScalise: “I strongly support the work that Chairman Nunes and his entire committee have been doing to uncover the truth and hold the Department of Justice accountable.” pic.twitter.com/CS4wS501ST
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 6, 2018
About time. Let Nunes take this bull by the horn and finally put pressure on Sessions to do something.
Sessions should Not have accepted the position of Attorney General if he wasn’t up to the job! His moves now, resemble typical DC swamp monster. All his promises before election and tough talk. Equals nothing. Maybe now Sessions will be forced to act or face consequences for his lack of action.
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