After months of stonewalling and failing to cooperate with House congressional investigators, the FBI and Justice Department have reached a deal to hand over records relevant to allegations that President Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
According to Fox News, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reached a deal with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to provide long sought information surrounding the widely discredited Trump-Russia dossier, which was likely used to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Trump and his campaign members.
The dossier, which was partly funded by failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee — is believed by many to have launched the FBI investigation into alleged collusion and paved the way for special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt.
“After speaking to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein this evening, I believe the House Intelligence Committee has reached an agreement with the Department of Justice that will provide the committee with access to all the documents and witnesses we have requested,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said in statement. “The committee looks forward to receiving access to the documents over the coming days.”
Last month, Nunes threatened to hold both the FBI and DOJ in contempt of Congress if they didn’t turn over the requested records, which they have finally done after months of refusing to do so.
Nunes is trying to uncover whether the dossier was used as the basis for launching the investigation, which would be incredibly troublesome given it was nothing more than salacious opposition research paid for by Clinton and the DNC.
Nunes and the congressional committee also want to know if the FBI and DOJ — who operated under former President Obama’s purview — used the dossier to spy on Trump and his campaign officials.
Trump has also weighed in on the dossier, where he said he was stunned the FBI and DOJ used this “Crooked Hillary pile of garbage” to launch Mueller’s phony investigation.
WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2017
If the dossier was used for either of these things, which it probably was, we are arguably talking about one of the biggest scandals in modern political history.
The American people deserve to know the truth, and Nunes may have just gotten the answers many have been looking for.
Source: Fox News