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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, vowed to pursue multiple new criminal referrals amid the ongoing fallout of bombshell revelations in the Justice Department's handling of the Russia probe.
Referring to former special counsel Robert Mueller, Nunes said: "We're looking at doing criminal referrals on the Mueller team, the Mueller dossier team, the Mueller witch hunt, whatever you want to call it. That's where we are now in our investigation." Nunes made his remarks in a special new episode of Fox Nation's "Witch Hunt," hosted by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.
Last year, Nunes sent eight criminal referrals to U.S. Attorney General William Barr alleging several "potential violations" of the law in the course the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling and contacts with Trump advisers during the 2016 campaign.
Now in the wake of the Justice Department's decision to drop charges against former Trump National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn, Nunes is turning his attention to the conduct of the special counsel, who was appointed after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
"We're doing a large criminal referral on the Mueller dossier team that put together a fraudulent report -- that knew there was no collusion the day that Mueller walked in the door," said Nunes. "They set an obstruction of justice trap. There's no doubt in my mind that we will make a conspiracy referral there."
In April of 2019, Barr released a redacted version of Mueller's final report showing that the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government, though Mueller declined to conclude whether or not the president committed obstruction of justice.
Nunes added that he is also interested in determining whether or not members of the senior leadership of the DOJ and FBI were involved in the Mueller team's conduct.
The Justice Department received a list of the individuals ‘unmasked’ by the Obama administration’s FBI late Monday by the Acting Department of National Intelligence Director Richard Grenell. The question as to when those names will be made public, however, rests in the ODNI office, the DOJ is now saying, according to Sara A. Carter’s reporting on Fox News’ “Hannity” Tuesday night.
“Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell turned over the list. Now, this is the list the Obama officials that were unmasking Americans. And you and I had reported on this in 2017. This was after the November 2016 election, up until January, when President Trump took office. So there were a number of Obama officials actually involved. Now he’s turned over that list to the Department of Justice. John Durham is actually looking into this as well because as we know, Michael Flynn’s name was unmasked. It’s highly classified and that was in the Washington Post. His conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that started this whole mess,” Carter explained
She added, “The Department of Justice is looking over the documents that Rick Grenell has turned over. What I’ve been told by senior Republican lawmakers that they are gonna take a step back. They believe that these documents will be made public. And they will be made public soon, but they’re gonna take a step back and they’re gonna allow the DNI and the DOJ to work through this and decide who is best to release the documents.”
Carter also noted the exponential increase in unmasking that took place under the Obama administration and senior officials including former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power who denied any knowledge of the activity in closed-door testimony.
Names of those who unmasked:
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Critics of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation are turning up the heat amid new revelations in the Justice Department's handling of the Russian collusion investigation and related cases, like the troubled prosecution of former Trump National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn.
"The Mueller probe was launched not to find wrongdoing from the Trump administration, but to cover up wrongdoing by Mueller's colleagues, by his protege James Comey, by the corrupt Obama administration Department of Justice," said The Federalist's Sean Davis on a new episode of Fox Nation's "Witch Hunt."
Skeptics of Mueller's investigation have long alleged that the former FBI director knew almost immediately after his appointment in May 2017 that there was no credible evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government.
"Bob Mueller knew the day that he walked in the door there was no evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russians," said Rep. Devin Nunes R-Calif., the ranking Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, in a Fox News interview in May 2019.
"We looked at all the intelligence," continued Nunes in reference to the House Intelligence Committee's own investigation. "There's zero evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russians — period,"
According to Davis, the Mueller probe was never intended to find collusion but had another purpose.
"From the beginning, the Mueller investigation existed to not protect the rule of law, but to protect the FBI and DOJ from scrutiny for their crimes," he argued.
Davis said the conduct of the Mueller team suggested that they were hiding something.