The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee is sending at least 8 criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr he announced on Sunday.
Appearing on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Nunes said five of the referrals are related to lying to Congress, misleading Congress and leaking classified information.
The other referrals, Nunes said, are allegations of lying to the FISA court that approves foreign surveillance warrants, manipulating intelligence and what he described as a “global leak referral,” which Nunes said wasn’t tied to one individual.
“We couldn’t really send these criminal referrals over without an Attorney General in place, so we are prepared this week to notify the Attorney General that we are prepared to send those referrals over and brief him if he wishes to be briefed. We think they’re pretty clear, but as of right now this is, this may not be all of them, but this cleans up quite a bit. We have eight referrals that we are prepared to send over to the Attorney General this week,” Nunes said.
Nunes declined to name the Obama officials who he will be turning over to the Attorney General for criminal referral.
“We believe there is a conspiracy to lie to the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court, mislead the FISA court, by numerous individuals that all need to be investigated and looked at,” Nunes stated.
“There are about a dozen highly sensitive classified information leaks that were given to only a few reporters over the last two and a half plus years.” Nunes is making what he calls “global leak referrals.”
“We do believe that we’ve got pretty good information and a pretty good idea of who could be behind these leaks,” Nunes continued.
Well, I wonder who’s sleeping well tonight? I have an idea of a few who are not.