Rosenstein Relents, Lets Nunes See FBI Document That Launched Trump-Russia Probe

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Nunes appeared on FOX News on Tuesday night and said that they planned to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress and impeach them.

Appearing Tuesday night on Fox New host Laura Ingraham's show, Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the FBI and Department of Justice were stonewalling attempts to obtain a two-page document the FBI reportedly used as the initial reason to begin its investigation of Trump campaign links to Russian Federation contacts.

"We are going to get the two pages".

The document, known as an "Electronic Communication", launched the FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, as previously reported.

A congressional official, with knowledge of the ongoing committee investigation, said: "it is one-hundred percent certain that the committee will escalate the matter in a way they won't like if the deadline is missed".

"Rep. Pete King (R-NY), an intel committee member, tells me he thinks House should push forward with contempt proceedings against Rosenstein and Wray for "stonewalling" on congressional document requests", Politico's Kyle Cheney reported.

"We're not only going to hold in contempt, but we will have a plan to hold in contempt and impeach", Nunes responded.


Asked host Laura Ingraham if he was serious about impeaching Wray, Nunes replied: "Absolutely".

"We're not messing around here", said Nunes.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been seeking an unredacted version of the document which marked the beginning and formal basis of the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign on allegations it aided Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Boyd did not address the "Electronic Communication" in the letter. Ryan, who served almost two decades in Congress, announced his decision to not seek re-election Wednesday citing he doesn't want to be "a weekend dad".

Rosenstein seemingly relented, providing a minimally redacted copy of the EC to Nunes and Gowdy.

Nunes had first subpoenaed that and other documents from the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation in August.

Meanwhile, "current and former" law enforcement officials had leaked to the New York Times on December 30 that the investigation was started after an Australian diplomat had a conversation with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and reported it to USA intelligence.

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