Nunes: "Phase Two" Of House Intel Investigation Will Look Into State Department


In an interview with FNC's Bret Baier, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes gives a window into the future of the investigation into FISA abuse alleged in the memo released Friday. He said that the memo completes "Phase One" and "Phase Two" will be an investigation into the State Department.

NUNES: Well, I think what’s happening is I think the mainstream media and the Democrats are tying this to the Mueller investigation because they’re trying to perpetuate this nonsense of obstruction of justice because they’ve left the Russian collusion. They know there was no collusion.

And, you know, I have been saying this for a year now that there was no evidence of collusion. And so, now, you fast forward --

BAIER: Are there other memos --

NUNES: Go ahead, Bret.

BAIER: Are there other memos that are going to come out? Are there other memos? You said this was phase one.

NUNES: Yes. So, this completes just the FISA abuse portion of our investigation. We are -- we are in the middle of like whole phase two of our investigation, which involves other departments, specifically the State Department and some of the involvement that they had in this. That investigation is ongoing and we continue to work towards finding answers and asking the right questions to try to get to the bottom of what exactly the State Department was up to in terms of this Russian investigation.

BAIER: Quickly, Mr. Chairman, some people have called you a Russian agent. Others have said you should be fired. The barbs today on cable TV were pretty amazing.

Your thoughts in dealing with all of this in the job that you have?

NUNES: Yes, it's actually quite enjoyable because -- because we have the underlying facts. We have been investigating this for a really long time. So, you know that you’re over the target when you’re being attacked from all sides.

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