In anticipation of Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation, Rep. Devin Nunes is calling for “everything” the special counsel did to also be revealed to the American people.
The House Intelligence Committee ranking member demanded that “everything that Mueller did” should be made public during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
The California Republican made the remarks even though, he noted, he didn’t think the long-anticipated report expected to be issued to Attorney General Bill Barr would present anything “worthwhile or have anything new.”
“If he does put out a report, you’re gonna see people claiming, ‘Oh we have to have this public, it’s got to be made public.’ That’s fine. But I want everything that Mueller did made public,” Nunes told the Washington Examiner’s Byron York at a session alongside Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton.
“I want email, I want everybody that they wiretapped, every warrant that they got, every single thing that Mueller used needs to be made public for all of America to see,” he said.
Nunes acknowledged that the unwillingness of the Justice Department to declassify some documents and transcripts in the past was probably an indication of the pushback he will get on his current request. The lawmaker has regularly accused the FBI and Justice Department officials of being biased against President Trump.
“I think the White House is going to ultimately have to get involved in declassifying all documents,” he said.
Fitton called out Mueller’s investigators as “anti-Trumpers,” who don’t need to be writing “another shady dossier.”
“This Justice Department has no business writing reports on the president’s conduct as president,” he added.
“They’re not going to find collusion… [or] obstruction. You’re already seeing them leak out that Mueller’s not going to have anything,” Nunes said.
Rep. @DevinNunes at #CPAC: “People need to understand what they’re doing here. They’re not going to find collusion, they’re not going to find obstruction. You’re already seeing them leak out that Mueller’s not going to have anything.” #CPAC2019 pic.twitter.com/RKshLyhTGY
— The Hill (@thehill) March 1, 2019
Twitter users applauded the congressman’s call and agreed it’s time to “end the witch hunt.”
Mueller has NOTHING.
Leaker in charge, @AdamSchiff, would’ve been shouting from the mountain if he did.
WE are not fooled.
— ?️♂️ ??????? & ????????™⛳ (@netteKnows) March 1, 2019
Good Americans want to know
— Rhudi Eagle (@RhudiEagle) March 1, 2019
Nunes knows more than most of em. Mueller going public exonerates DJT, while throwing HRC under the bus
— robeaves64 (@robeaves64) March 1, 2019
Literaly Everything? I’m all for it.
— BobThePsychic1 (@BobThePsychic1) March 2, 2019
I agree. If Schiff wants the report, then let’s give the public the WHOLE thing! Beautifully done, @DevinNunes ?
— G.AnhVuong (@dogget09) March 1, 2019
It should be public…all of it. So much money and time has been wasted, they owe it to us, the American people, to have everything made public.
— Brad H (@tucsonbradh) March 1, 2019