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Rep. Devin Nunes Wants To Hold FBI, DOJ in Contempt of Congress After Discovery of Anti-Trump Cover-Up

Back in July, news broke that supervising FBI agent Peter Strzok had been removed from the Trump-Russia probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and demoted to a position within the agency’s HR department. On August 24, the House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena requesting information about Strzok’s dismissal. The subpoena was, unsurprisingly, stonewalled.

But on Saturday – more than three months after Strzok’s demotion – both the Washington Post and New York Times published bombshell reports that Strzok was dismissed due to anti-Trump text messages he had sent to his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page. And on Sunday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes demanded that leadership at both the FBI and the Justice Department be held in contempt of Congress for covering up the texts.

“By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility,” Nunes said in a statement, adding, “This is part of a months-long pattern by the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and obstructing this committee’s oversight work, particularly oversight of their use of the Steele dossier. At this point, these agencies should be investigating themselves.”

Nunes isn’t wrong. According to the Post, Strzok and Page – who were having an extramarital affair – had exchanged text messages that “expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.” In other words, upon discovery of the texts it became clear that Strzok was incapable of conducting an unbiased, objective investigation of Trump, and Mueller was correct to dismiss him. But why cover up the texts? Probably because they lend credence to Trump’s belief that he’s the target of a witch hunt.

But if it’s not bad enough that Strzok was investigating Trump, he also played a critical role in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server – which has already been exposed as a huge Clinton coddle-fest.

Following Nunes’s threat, the Justice Department finally agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview Strzok. We might have a new administration, but it seems that the FBI and DOJ still believe they’re above the law.

Share this if you think the FBI and DOJ should be held in contempt of Congress for stonewalling the House Intelligence Committee!

Ann

Ann is a conservative political blogger whose work has appeared on Bleacher Report and America Liberty PAC. Nothing angers her more than the Nanny State and taxes. Prior to making the jump to political writing she worked in web marketing and sports writing; now she utilizes the skills gained in those industries to broaden the impact of conservative media and fight back against political correctness and liberal elitism.

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  • Follow the law, all criminals should be sentenced according to the as it was originally written, which included prison time at hard labor and death.

  • One used to be able to trust the FBI. They existed to protect us. Remember Elliot Ness, etc. What do we have now? A bunch of corrupt politicians. Oh well, it's off to the gun store.

  • One used to be able to trust the FBI. They existed to protect us. Remember Elliot Ness, etc. What do we have now? A bunch of corrupt politicians. Oh well, it's off to the gun store.

  • If you want to get a politician for lying to America try Trump.

    Did Trump ask Russia for help in his election, and get it delivered to Wikileaks? Sure.

    Did Trump say that he "had a relationship with Putin"? Yes, November 2013.
    Did Trump say, “When I went to Russia with the Miss Universe pageant, (Putin) contacted me and was so nice"? Yes, Feb 10, 2014.
    Did Trump say, “We just left Moscow,... “He (Putin) could not have been nicer. He was so nice and so everything." Yes, Apr 12, 2014.
    Did Trump say, ”I own Miss Universe, I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success.” Yes, May 27, 2014.
    Did Trump say, "Putin is a nicer person than I am." Yes, Sep 28, 2015.
    Did Trump say he met Putin? “Yes, a long time ago. We got along great, by the way.” Yes, Oct 6, 2015.
    -- and then everything changes --
    "I have no relationship with him other than he called me a genius” (Feb 17, 2016)
    “But I have nothing to do with Russia, nothing to do, I never met Putin, I have nothing to do with Russia whatsoever.” (July 27, 2016)
    “I don’t know Putin. ... But I don’t know Putin.” (Oct 9, 2016)
    "I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans in Russia. I don't have any deals in Russia." (Feb 16, 2017)

    And some people believe that he speaks his mind. Which one?

  • If you want to get a politician for lying to America try Trump.

    Did Trump ask Russia for help in his election, and get it delivered to Wikileaks? Sure.

    Did Trump say that he "had a relationship with Putin"? Yes, November 2013.
    Did Trump say, “When I went to Russia with the Miss Universe pageant, (Putin) contacted me and was so nice"? Yes, Feb 10, 2014.
    Did Trump say, “We just left Moscow,... “He (Putin) could not have been nicer. He was so nice and so everything." Yes, Apr 12, 2014.
    Did Trump say, ”I own Miss Universe, I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success.” Yes, May 27, 2014.
    Did Trump say, "Putin is a nicer person than I am." Yes, Sep 28, 2015.
    Did Trump say he met Putin? “Yes, a long time ago. We got along great, by the way.” Yes, Oct 6, 2015.
    -- and then everything changes --
    "I have no relationship with him other than he called me a genius” (Feb 17, 2016)
    “But I have nothing to do with Russia, nothing to do, I never met Putin, I have nothing to do with Russia whatsoever.” (July 27, 2016)
    “I don’t know Putin. ... But I don’t know Putin.” (Oct 9, 2016)
    "I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans in Russia. I don't have any deals in Russia." (Feb 16, 2017)

    And some people believe that he speaks his mind. Which one?

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