Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gave House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) a round of applause for his efforts to uncover alleged FBI bias against President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election and the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Speaking with “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, Grassley thanked Nunes for his “great service.”
“He got into this thing very, very deeply and actually did a great service for the American people by making sure that a lot of facts that otherwise would have been covered up or if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, none of this stuff would have been known,” he said.
“And I just congratulate him on being a patriotic person and following through, even though now he is in the minority, to make sure that justice is done,” he added.
Watch his comments below:
"If Hillary Clinton had been elected none of this stuff would have been known. So I just congratulate him on being a patriotic person." pic.twitter.com/9VCnxHuAU9
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 8, 2019
Grassley’s praise comes after Nunes announced he’s preparing to send eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to Attorney General William Barr in regard to individuals he believes lied to Congress, misled Congress, and leaked classified information during the Russia probe, as IJR Red reported.
“We have eight referrals that we are prepared to send over to the attorney general this week,” he told Fox News on Sunday night.
Nunes has been actively looking into whether DOJ or FBI officials acted with bias during the investigation into alleged Russian collusion. He also shares a concern many Republicans have over the origin of the Russia investigation, which sparked from the now infamous Steele dossier.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has also called for a look into the beginnings of the Russia probe and former President Barack Obama’s role in the matter.
“I’m very concerned that it’s becoming more clear that the Obama administration was able to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on our campaign based on phony opposition research from the Clinton campaign,” he said last month, as IJR Red reported.