Nunes: Congress Needs to Hold DOJ/FBI in Contempt; Impeach Officials Withholding Documents


House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes warned the Department of Justice that if they do not respond to Congressional subpoenas for documents, FBI and DOJ officials could face contempt or impeachment. In an interview on Fox News Channel's 'Sunday Morning Futures' Nunes offered "paper ballots" as his top recommendation following the committee finding no evidence of any links between Trump and Russia.

"When we get back in two weeks, if the 1.2 million documents aren't in the Capitol, they should immediately move to hold the Department of Justice and FBI in contempt, and if we have to vote on contempt, we should immediately move to impeach those officials," Nunes said.

Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said the FBI is being "very slow" to deliver documents requested by Congress. He said they have only provided a few thousand of more than 1.2 million requested documents.

"We can't wait," he said about coming to terms with what happened in the 2016 election. "We've been listening for over a year to the Democrats in this country scare the American people saying they have evidence of collusion with the Russians -- no they don't."

"I had to go through this for the last year, fighting the Department of Justice and FBI for documents. I think the American people know that they stonewalled for many, many months, so that we could actually figure out that Fusion GPS was paid by the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign to collude with Russians to get dirt on President Trump. That took a long time to find out. And what I would

"They can't prove it, they've been saying it, you have these investigations ongoing, you have these FBI officials who have been fired. Congress is a separate branch of government, we created the Dept. of Justice, and the Congress needs those documents and they need them now. They need them yesterday."

"We also found no collusion between the Trump campaign but we did find links between the Clinton [campaign] and the Democratic Party to the Russians," he added.

In this interview on FNC's 'Sunday Morning Futures,' Nunes praised Maria Bartiromo for covering what he found, upon the closing of the investigation into Trump's relationship with Russia. "We had 70 recommendations and findings, and I think you might be the first person to actually cover our recommendations and findings. All of the media that is essentially part -- allied with the Democratic Party-- ignored it."

You can read all 70 findings and recommendations here: "The House intelligence committee released the following findings and recommendations based on its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, in advance of the release of its final report.".

"They came out there with this narrative that the House Republicans were never interested in doing an investigation, however, the opposite is true -- we have 70 findings and recommendations. What I would start with is, let's start with paper ballots."

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