By CNN. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ dispute with Depuity Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared to de-escalate Wednesday after Nunes was given access to the document that kicked off the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
Nunes had been threatening to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt — and to potentially impeach them — if the Justice Department didn’t cooperate with his committee amid stepped-up congressional Republican criticism of Rosenstein as President Donald Trump considers whether to fire him.
A Justice official told CNN that Nunes and Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina went to the Justice Department on Wednesday to view the document, known as an electronic communication, which details the origination of the counterintelligence investigation into Trump’s team and Russia that began in July 2016. The official said the document was no longer redacted, except for “narrowly tailored” redactions to protect the name of a foreign country and foreign agent that, if revealed, could undermine “the trust we have with this foreign nation.” (Read more from “DOJ Gives Nunes Document That Started Entire Investigation” HERE)
Justice Department Hands Over Document
By The New York Post. . .The disclosure comes after committee chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) threatened to “impeach” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he failed to turn over the two-page memo.
“After numerous unfulfilled requests for an Electronic Communication (EC) related to the opening of the FBI’s Russia counterintelligence probe, Chairman Trey Gowdy and I met this afternoon with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,” Nunes said in a statement Wednesday.
“During the meeting, we were finally given access to a version of the EC that contained the information necessary to advance the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Department of Justice and FBI.”
According to The Hill, the Justice Department only made redactions “narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent.” (Read more from “Justice Department Hands Over Document” HERE)