House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes warned two key figures in the Russia probe to turn over requested documents or face stern consequences, including impeachment.
Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Tuesday, Nunes cautioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray that congressional investigators are “not messing around” as the men risk being held in contempt of Congress and possibly impeachment for not cooperating.
Thousands of un-redacted documents related to the Russia collusion investigation were requested in the intelligence panel’s original August 2017 subpoena, and now include a request for a two-page “electronic communication” that was behind the launch of the probe.
“We’re still in a situation where it’s trickle down documents. We issued the subpoena in August. We walked through piece by piece, every time we get a little bit more. As you know, we had to get out the major information, which was the information on the warrant against Carter Page, a Trump associate. Since that time we’ve been investigating the State Department and we especially have an interest in this electronic communication,” Nunes said on “The Ingraham Angle.” Tuesday. “We’re at a boiling point where we need this two-page document.”
The committee has given the FBI and the Justice Department until April 11 to turn over all the requested documents.
Ingraham asked the California Republican if there was a chance that Wray and Rosenstein could face contempt charges if they refuse to comply.
“I can tell you this — we are going to get the document. We are going to get the two pages,” Nunes said. “So they can either cough them up now, or it will get really complicated starting tomorrow night and we’ll have to take all the steps necessary in order to get the documents.”
He doubled down when the Fox News host pressed him on the point again.
“We’re not only going to hold in contempt, but we will have a plan to hold in contempt and impeach,” Nunes responded.
“To impeach Christopher Wray?” Ingraham asked.
“Absolutely,” he replied. “We’re not messing around here.”
Nunes pointed out that every time the DOJ and FBI “hide something from us” for “a long time,” it turns out that “it was really bad.”
“So now just the fact that they’re not giving this to us tells me that there’s something wrong here,” he told Ingraham, noting that he would be “the first person” to stand “on the steps of the Capitol” if he found actual evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
“I haven’t found it yet, but I’ve found a whole lot of other stuff that always puts DOJ and FBI in a bad light, unfortunately,” Nunes said.
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