Representative Devin Nunes claims that some US Department of Justice officials who conducted the Russia probe should be convicted, otherwise, there will be great “political consequences,” reported Fox News Saturday.
A Member of the House Intelligence Committee called the investigation into Russian meddling an “obstruction of justice trap” aimed to “catch the president in obstruction of justice scenario.” Nunes said that in order to fix an “awful situation” America in right now, the people who “perpetuated the hoax” should face jail time. “These are all a bunch of dirty cops,” he said.
High ranking Republican was a guest of the latest “Hemmer Podcast” this week. Talking to Bill Hemmer of Fox News, he said: “We are going to go down in a spiral in this country because you will not have a Republican that will trust the FBI or the Department of Justice for generations to come.”
Nunes spoke about the upcoming testimony of the former special counsel Robert Mueller, which has recently been rescheduled and will take place on July 24, and said he would try to “work through bunch of questions that need to be answered.” One of the questions Nunes wants to hear an answer to is whether Mueller knew that one of his top prosecutors Andrew Weissmann had been briefed on Steele dossier in summer of 2016, which meant he should not have been allowed to work on Mueller’s team.
According to Nunes, the whole “Russia Hoax” might have started just to make the US President Donald Trump violate some regulations or obstruct justice so that the House could launch impeachment proceedings.
“They were trying to hold out this investigation as long as possible, bust people here and there for nickel and dime stuff — like obstructing an investigation, lying to Congress — and eventually they would get Trump. What they were probably trying to get Trump to do was say something publicly, tweet something … probably their best dream was for him to fire Mueller … and then you’d have public sympathy and public support” for action against Trump.”
Mueller, who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, said that at his testimony he would not go beyond what he had written in the report and said during his last 9-minute public appearance. Lawmakers think that it would be “inappropriate” if former special counsel actually does that.
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