Ranking Republican Congressman Devin Nunes hinted at incoming criminal referrals for members of the FBI, after recently declassified documents from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report proved that individuals in the intelligence community withheld exculpatory evidence on President Trump during their counterintelligence investigation for Russian collusion.
The partially declassified footnotes revealed extensive malfeasance committed by the FBI, detailing multiple instances in which the intelligence community ignored warnings that one of their key informants, British spy Christopher Steele, was taking part in a “Russian disinformation campaign” with his Steele dossier.
The ‘Steele dossier,’ which accused President Trump of colluding with Russia in the election, was written by Christopher Steele, and largely funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Although the individuals at the FBI were aware of this source being unreliable, they continued to introduce the evidence to the FISA courts and investigate President Trump over inherently false allegations of Russian collusion.
Now that evidence has uncovered exactly how Russia interfered in the presidential election with the help of the FBI, Congressman Devin Nunes says criminal referrals will be sent to the Justice Department as a result.
Check out what the Washington Examiner reported below:
Nunes told Fox News on Saturday that newly declassified footnotes in the Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI’s Russia investigation will “likely” generate new criminal referrals.
“I would say that people should go and look at those footnotes that are now public,” the California Republican said, adding, “Likely, we’re going to have more criminal referrals based on these.”
Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee who was credited for revealing the FBI’s abuse in the FISA process in 2018, issued eight criminal referrals for members of the intelligence community last year. The referrals targeted individuals in the FBI, specifically those who played a large role in obtaining the warrants against Trump’s campaign associate Carter Page.
This Republican Congressman also helped Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation into FISA abuse, where “17 significant inaccuracies and omissions” were noted in the FBI’s warrants filed against President Trump.
The findings of this probe sparked a subsequent investigation from officials in the Justice Department, with investigators reviewing a total of 29 applications filed by the FBI throughout October 2014 to September 2019. All 29 applications contained crucial errors, and four of them were missing mandatory documents altogether.
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