The political theater that is the lifeblood of the Washington Press Corps is about to go another act. It seems that the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, good guy Devin Nunes of California, has had enough of the foot-dragging from the Department of Justice when it comes to producing documents for Congress to use in their work. He’s fed up enough, that charging Attorney General Jeff Sessions with contempt of Congress is on the table.
The Californian Republican’s committee has been looking into allegations that the Justice Department and the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in their scrutiny of the Trump campaign.
“On Thursday we discovered that they are not going to comply with our subpoena,” Nunes said on “Fox and Friends Sunday,” adding, “the only thing left to do is we have to move quickly to hold the attorney general of the United States in contempt and that is what I will press for this week.”
Two weeks ago, Nunes sent to Sessions a classified letter, which he said was not acknowledged, and then he sent a subpoena.
Ooh, it’s on now. Fortunately, Nunes is getting some help from his friends on Capitol Hill.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, expressed support for Nunes on “Fox and Friends Sunday.”
“I have deeper and deeper concerns the more I see some of this, not only the stonewalling, but what’s been in some of these memos,” said Scalise. “We’re also trying to get a lot of other information from the Department of Justice about this investigation, and everything that we uncover raises even deeper concerns about the direction.”
The investigation in question happens to be the Russia Russia Russia probe that is called a witch hunt on a regular basis by all sorts of people in Washington other than the mainstream media and most Democrats. National Security is the cloak behind which Justice is hiding on this one.
We’ll see where this goes, but Nunes has announced that he will move on this charge this week.