It’s not only the president who is determined to see his aims carried out no matter what the cost. Rather, when it comes to the Russian collusion scandal, he’s also got House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) on his side. Rep. Nunes’ cooperation with the White House in responding to the allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign forced him to step back from his committee’s main investigation last year, but he’s still been carrying on with his own inquiry of the Justice Department over their handling of the Russia investigation in the meantime.
Appearing on Fox’s The Ingraham Angle Tuesday night on Fox News, Rep. Nunes escalated his attacks on the Justice Department yet again, this time threatening to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray. To be clear, however, considering the fact that he would need a majority of the House to go along with his plans, the situation here is pretty much that of an angry Republican screaming into the void.
The issue Nunes has with the DOJ is over their refusal to hand over the full, unredacted version of the document that prompted the investigation.
He commented to Fox News host Laura Ingraham:
‘Just the fact that they’re not giving this to us tells me there’s something wrong here.’
Apparently the possibility has never crossed his mind that the reason that the DOJ is refusing to hand over the document in question is because they have a good reason not to. Considering Rep. Nunes’ repeated flailing against the DOJ, why should they trust him to be responsible with the information?
No matter the reason for the DOJ’s refusal, Rep. Nunes remains determined, calling to mind the lemming-esque crusade of the president to get the Russia investigation off his back.
He told Laura Ingraham:
‘I can tell you this — we are going to get the document. We are going to get the two pages, so they can either cough them up now, or it will get really complicated starting [Wednesday] night, and we will have to take all the steps necessary in order to get the documents.’
Pressed as to whether or not he would seek to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt of Congress for failing to hand over the document in question, Rep. Nunes commented:
‘Well I can just tell you that we’re not going to just hold in contempt; we will have to hold in contempt and impeach.’
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Rep. Nunes indicates an allegiance here to the same strategy that the president has been reported to be entertaining the thought of in the past. The embattled House Intel Chairman essentially wants to just get everyone out of the way until he finds someone who agrees with him and will execute the investigation more to his liking.
In a similar light, the president has been reported to himself be considering firing Rosenstein, who oversees Special Counsel Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation at present and is responsible for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Mueller has so far brought charges against four former Trump associates and led the southern district of New York to warrant for a Monday raid of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s office, carried out thanks to a referral from the special counsel. He has given the president new reason to rage.
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