Devin Nunes Threatens To Hold Jeff Sessions in Contempt of Congress

Things are starting to heat up.

For too long, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has done nothing about the stonewalling the Department of Justice is doing on congressional investigations.

While on some matters, Sessions has ordered the speeding up for some document releases, that hasn’t stopped many conservatives from calling for Sessions’ head.

And now, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is threatening to hold Sessions in contempt of Congress over the FBI and the DOJ possibly violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

From Daily Mail:

Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he is going to ‘move quickly’ to have Attorney General Jeff Sessions held in contempt of Congress.

His committee is investigating claims the FBI and Justice Department violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act while probing the Trump campaign’s Russia connections.

Nunes said yesterday that the institutions ‘are not going to comply with our subpoena’ for information relating to the investigation.

Nunes told “Fox and Friends”: ‘The only thing left to do is we have to move quickly to hold the attorney general of the United States in contempt and that is what I will press for this week.’

Nunes is trying to get to the bottom of what exactly occurred during the 2016 presidential election and the DOJ’s investigation into then-candidate Trump. Jeff Sessions has been dragging his feet on this and hasn’t shown the initiative to get Congress the documents they are requesting.

This is unacceptable, and a mockery of the rule of law. Jeff Sessions is acting exactly like AG Eric Holder, who, if you remember, was also held in contempt of Congress.

It sounds like it’s time to bring some harsh justice to the Department bearing its name. Jeff Sessions needs to help out Congress or pack his bags. Period.

What do you think? Should Jeff Sessions be held in contempt of Congress?

Jim E

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  • When Jeff Sessions agreed to assist in "draining the swamp" he didn't specify that "Egads, we (FBI, CIA, DOJ heads) are the biggest critters IN THE SWAMP".
    I saw a Trey Gowdy question witness after witness during the House Investigation and he demonstrated he is definitely a bulldog of a prosecutor to be feared and respected,....but some of his recent remarks have me somewhat confused. I sure as hell pray that the Clinton Crime Syndicate has not gotten him into the fold of the wings of the wicked witch of Arkansas.
    I also wonder WHY no investigation has not been assigned to determine what's up with all of these people connected to the Clinton's suddenly found dead, most shot in the back of the head and declared suicides. I might not be the absolute brightest bulb in the country, but I sure as hell am not on the intelligence level of a hard rock in the dirt.

  • Fire them all. Give us the bulldog. Put the fear of Gowdy in all who were involved.

    • If Gowdy is a bulldog, why has he never questioned Obama's refusal to identify himself? As the child of a British subject he obviously isn't a natural born citizen of the USA.

  • Let's stop and think about the context here. 1) Jeff Sessions is Trump's guy. Trump appointed him! He hand picked him! He fought tooth and nail to get this guy in. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation....because he had a POTENTIAL conflict of interest. He said it was not a big deal, but he wanted to do the right thing. 2) Balance of power between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches will always cause conflict. It was meant to be that way so that you did not have too much power going to one branch of government. 3) Nunes is a politician. For that reason alone, you can bring his motivations into question. I don't care if he's a Republican or Democrat. The politician's two greatest motivations are: 1) to rise in power; and, 2) to stay in power.

  • Sessions, Mueller, Rosenstein should be FIRED today.
    ALL the Cuckservatives and Obamabots should be GONE.

  • the way i see it, they should already of arrested doj, and fbi persons for lying to a fisa court with prejudice.

  • ABSOLUTLY. He has been derelict in his sworn duty as A.G.
    God Bless Devin and I wish him the best of luck.

  • Sessions must withdraw his recusal. The Justice Department is in crisis, following the disastrous tenure of Eric Holder and then Loretta Lynch. The FBI is in deeper crisis, following the disastrous leadership of Bob Mueller and Jim Comey. The restoration of the department and the bureau require hands on leadership.

    Rod Rosenstein simply cannot provide it. Insofar as I can tell, Rosenstein has never served in any position outside of the government. More precisely, his sole employment has been as a law clerk and then a Justice Department attorney. He is too closely tied to the organization and the persons who have served it. If you will, he is pure Deep State. As Deputy Attorney General, he has screwed up everything he has touched and made the crises worse.

    I know that the likelihood that another person can be confirmed as attorney general is almost nil. But I would rather that Sessions resign at this point and Trump skip over Rosenstein to appoint another lawyer Acting Attorney General, who will withdraw from Rosenstein his supervision of the FBI and of the special counsel. And keep appointing a succession of them until the necessary work is complete.

  • Jeff Sessions is under fire from both sides of the aisle for different reasons. His behavior indicates that he is a part of the problem, not the solution. He behaves like a charter member of the Deep State (oops! "deep culture"). Is he being threatened by this shadow political group that allegedly runs our government?

    • My guess is that you used a word or phrase that a computer with an IQ of zero did not like. That is why they call this "artificial intelligence."

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