Last week, House Republicans set a Friday deadline for the Justice Department to hand over subpoenaed documents related to the FBI’s conduct in its investigation of the Trump campaign, Russia and the 2016 presidential election.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., even threatened contempt proceedings or even the impeachment of top Justice Department officials for failure to comply.
“I can tell you it’s not going to be pretty,” he told Fox News on Sunday.
Friday, the deadline came and went with “three Republican sources” telling CNN the Justice Department still has not satisfied all of the requests by GOP lawmakers.
Congressional investigators are trying to determine if the FBI knew about, or played any kind of role in trying to entrap or frame Trump campaign figures.
Meanwhile, Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, was subpoenaed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee next week, Fox News confirmed Friday.
Trump has accused the FBI of “spying” on his campaign.
Specifically, Nunes is demanding documents about a confidential FBI source, Stefan A. Halper, who had aided that probe and repeatedly reached out to Trump advisers in 2016.
For months, Nunes has been a key figure in efforts to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C.
President Trump has praised the lawmaker as someone who could “someday be recognized as a great American hero” for “what he has had to endure” during the investigation.
In March 2017, Nunes first revealed that members of the intel community had collected communications from Trump’s transition team back while Obama was president – leaving Democrats scrambling to reclaim their narrative that Trump had no evidence to back his claim that Obama had “wiretapped” Trump Tower.
Then, Nunes, badgered by a combative establishment media, defended his decision to tell President Trump about the surveillance, while repeatedly explaining he had seen no evidence of communication between Russia and Trump’s transition team.
After that, he was at the center of the storm over a four-page memo alleging “shocking” surveillance abuses of the Trump presidential campaign by the Justice Department and FBI – abuses some who have seen it call “worse than Watergate.” In response, at least two pundits on MSNBC absurdly questioned on-air whether Nunes is a Russian agent.
Meanwhile, Nunes, whose staff authored the memo, released a statement essentially confirming that the FBI used “unverified information” from the notorious anti-Trump dossier in its application for a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign officials.
“Remember, we don’t have any documents,” he told FNC’s Maria Bartiromo in May.”We can’t confirm whether there is or is not an informant, because we were never given the documents. In fact, we’ve never even asked for the names of any informants or any sources whatsoever.”
“If any of that is true,” he added. “And they ran a spy ring or an informant ring, and they were paying people within the Trump campaign, if any of that is true, that is an absolute red line… That is a red line in this country, you can’t spy on political campaigns. According to them, this was done in the spring, before the counterintelligence operation was even opened. if that is true, we need to know about it.”
But who is Devin Nunes, and what does he believe? What are the principles for which he has been fighting in Congress since 2003? What type of future does he want for America?
The answers to those questions can be found in Nunes’ book “Restoring the Republic: A Clear, Concise, and Colorful Blueprint For America’s Future,” which is available at the WND Superstore.
In “Restoring the Republic,” Nunes lays out a detailed plan for how to fix the problems threatening the nation’s future. In his own words, the congressman reveals:
- How America can break its dependence on Middle Eastern oil and transform itself into an energy powerhouse;
- How America can prevent Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from exploding the national debt and ruining the country financially;
- How the nation can restore economic growth through a simpler, fairer tax code;
- How the U.S. can deal with the many international threats it faces;
- How America’s borders can be defended and its broken immigration system fixed;
- And how failing public schools can be repaired.
Plus, Nunes reveals why politicians from both parties refuse to discuss the one most critical reform needed to restore the republic.
The congressman draws on his experience growing up in the breadbasket of central California. As a child on his family’s dairy farm in Tulare County, Nunes saw firsthand how the convergence of big government, big business and the radical left wreaked havoc on an entire community, transforming once-prosperous farmland of the San Joaquin Valley into little more than blighted desert.
Now those same forces are threatening the nation as a whole, and Nunes offers solutions on how to beat them back and keep America strong and free.
Niall Ferguson, a Harvard University history professor and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, showered “Restoring the Republic” with praise.
“Devin Nunes is one of a new generation of Republican politicians who articulate the frustrations of millions of ordinary Americans with the way their country – or at least their government – has lost sight of the first principles embedded in the Constitution. A believer in freedom in all its varieties and a skeptic of big government, he reads like one of the true sons of the Reagan Revolution,” he wrote.
Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian and columnist for National Review Online, wrote effusively about Nunes’ book as well.
“In common sense logic and language, Rep. Devin Nunes outlines how both Republican and Democratic administrations and congresses in the past have nearly bankrupted the country, wedded to a utopian social, economic, and cultural agenda that we can never pay for nor will ever work. Most importantly, he offers not just a critique of these depressing times, but also a conservative blueprint for national renewal that, if followed, would allow us to pay off our debts, reform a corrupt political system, harness out-of-control entitlements, and utilize all our own energy sources.”
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