Nunes Hints at Plans to Send Criminal Referral to DOJ Over State Department Meeting With Christopher Steele

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The ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and California Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced on Sunday that he would “likely” be sending a criminal referral to the Department of Justice over the meeting between former U.K. intelligence officer Christopher Steele and the State Department.

While giving an interview on “Fox and Friends,” Nunes — who served as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee last Congress — said that they had not received information regarding the meeting between the author of the infamous, now-discredited dossier used to secure a FISA warrant to launch a probe into President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

He also said that there “could be another referral” sent to the Department of Justice on “obstructing a congressional investigation.”

“It’s likely now, as we do our investigation as to why we didn’t get this information that we’ve just [been] discussing from the State Department two years ago when we should have received it, there could be another referral coming on obstructing a congressional investigation.”

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“So those are sitting,” continued Nunes. “The attorney general has our concerns. We assume that will be given to the new U.S. attorney that has been assigned to get to the bottom of this.”

The California Republican went on to say that Congress “will keep peeling things back” as new information is brought to light and that lawmakers will make referrals to the Justice Department based on the evidence.

“This is how it’s supposed to work in this country,” added Nunes. “We have the rule of law, we have people who clearly broke the law, and they need to be held accountable.”

Recently released notes from a meeting between Steele and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec in October 2016 showed that the former British spy knew he was compiling his infamous dossier for the DNC and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign as well as brought to light a November 8 deadline for the findings to be made public.

Last month, Nunes announced that he would be sending eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr in the fallout of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election interference. He said that five of the referrals would be “straight-up” and dealing with “conspiracy” statutes, as IJR Red previously reported.

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TOM
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Does this mean that Hitlery is going to finally be wearing a horizontal striped pantsuit?

Iris Lynch
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Iris Lynch

I think that the clean-up cannot happen fast enough. The right side of law and order will not draw out the entire mess for two years in order to disrupt the nation and the progress made by Trump and his allies in the government.

Otis
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Wouldn’t it be great if this nation could be blessed with a government free of corruption and scandal for at least a couple of years? Alas, ‘we’ are polarized and in a funk. Despite our glorious, dubious, dangerous, brave founding as THE greatest political experiment in history, history shows that we were in conflict from the very beginning. Slavery should have been addressed at the onset as some wanted to do, but the lack of resolution led to The War Between the States. The Continental Congress feared the powerful plantation system and would not have had enough votes to create… Read more »

Iris Lynch
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Iris Lynch

In as small a ‘governing body” such as an American family, there are cries of unfairness and dismay. And in a country of over 300 million people, who do not always love and respect each other, there will ALWAYS be cries of UNFAIRNESS. What I told my four children? Life is unfair, better get used to it, stop crying and fix it yourself! God gave EACH of us the ability to be our own boss, our banking system, our judge and jury and the flexibility to change our lives, attitude, energy and whatever to make OUR lives better. That is… Read more »

TOM
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I have to partly disagree with what you say. There are laws that prevent me from doing what would make my life better. If I ignore those laws the police come and put me in jail.

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