“DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics…”, Devin Nunes…
(Washington Examiner) House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has set a Tuesday deadline for the Justice Department to provide documents related to an alleged FBI informant looking for suspicious ties to the Russians who spoke with members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday, the California Republican demanded the documents be provided to all committee members “and designated staff,” which would go beyond top members of Congress which have been invited to view material related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics, such as incorrectly categorizing the requested documents as Gang-of-Eight-level material in order to limit access,” Nunes wrote in the letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.
“Such conduct by DOJ is unacceptable because the Gang-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis outside of the confines of Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.”
Refusal to comply with the demand to allow lawmakers and “designated staff” to view requested documents would be “an obstruction of a lawful Congressional investigation,” Nunes added.
“I will not relent in my duties on behalf of the American public to discover all the facts in this matter,” Nunes said at the end of the letter.
“Any response falling short of this request will be considered an effort to conceal material information from Congress — a dangerous precedent that threatens the core of our democracy…”