Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) resumed control of the congressional investigation in Russian meddling on Thursday. The House Ethics Committee has dropped their investigation of the Republican Representative from California.
The House Ethics Committee was investigating if Representative Nunes broke any laws after disseminating classified information. In April, the chairman visited the White House to review information about surveillance from the Obama Administration.
During a press briefing following the visit, the chairman had announced he had seen evidence implicating the Obama administration in spying on American citizens and opposition parties during a election year.
For this statement, multiple advocacy groups came forward to issue complaints accusing Rep. Nunes of leaking classified information. For respect of the ethics process, Nunes stepped away from the Russian probe. Although he continued to issue subpoenas for documents and witnesses, many denied his request because he was no longer associated with the investigation.
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
During the eight months of his absence from the committee, the FBI and the Department of Justice have denied the legislatures multiple document requests. Recent leaks of information requests have prompted the Justice Department to begin cooperating with the Russian probe.
In the past week we have seen a flurry of news stories covering the Mueller Special Counsel and the compromised nature of the Russian investigation. Peter Strzok, along with several other team members, have been identified as strongly biased against President Trump.
Members of Mueller’s team investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election have been found out as partisan hacks. Several lawyers have been identified as DNC mega-donors contributing to Obama’s and Clinton’s political campaigns.
Dreeben and Rhee have donated thousands of dollars to DNC members. Other members have worked directly for the Clinton Foundation or have previously worked on some Clinton investigations. Quarles participated in the Whitewater investigation.
Andrew Weissman’s emails show that he praised Sally Yates while she was acting Attorney General. Yates had officially blocked President Trump’s initial travel ban. Even though he was acting fully within his powers as president, the defiant former Attorney General was hailed as a hero of the left.
The FBI reported directly to Assistant Attorney General Sally Yates. Sally Yates along with Loretta Lynch had the power to demand of the FISA courts a warrant for electronic surveillance on senior Trump campaign officials.
Peter Strzok was at the center of several key investigations during the presidential election. He oversaw the Clinton server scandal, as well as her testimony on the matter. He oversaw the questioning of General Mike Flynn. He was the agent who took the DNC funded Steele Dossier to the FISA courts and acquired warrants for wire taps.
Nunes, during his hiatus, has been seeking information related to the Obama administration and Clinton campaign. Mounting evidence is coming to light that Hillary’s campaign had paid for fake opposition research and used their position within Obama’s administration to weaponize the Federal Bureau of Investigation against a political opponent.
Bruce Ohr, Top DOJ Official, Demoted for Ties to Fusion GPS, Trump Dossier Author – https://t.co/TACuGps3uL
— Peoples Pundit Daily (@PPDNews) December 7, 2017
The House Ethics Committee has put out a statement saying they do not determine what is considered classified information. The committee, rather, needed the insight from the intelligence community to determine what is to be considered classified.
Nunes thanked the committee for clearing him of any wrong doing, but mentioned it was an obvious political attack. Dismayed by the length of the investigation, Rep. Nunes was disappointed by the numerous left-wing groups to file complaints.
Some of these groups which filed the complaints are MoveOn.org, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Democracy 21. Devin Nunes called for the House Ethics Committee to release all the transcripts of his investigation.
Nunes Suggested that the release of the transcripts would help to bolster American confidence in the nonpartisanship of Capitol Hill. By holding the House Ethics Committee to accountability and transparency, lawmakers and citizens alike could use a moment of reprieve from the never-ending partisanship in today’s political climate.
Nunes suggested he was disheartened by some of the comments made by four out of five democrat ethics committee members. These democrats seemed to have prejudged the case before the investigation even began
Nunes also remarked upon the unprecedented actions of the committee investigating him. Under less charged circumstances, such allegations would be investigated by professional nonpartisan members from the intelligence community.