The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that he is prepared to impeach the Deputy Attorney General and FBI Director if they don't provide information he has been requesting immediately. Nunes is interested in the documents related to the original 2016 counterintelligence investigation into Russia's possible ties to the Trump campaign. The document would shed light on why the collusion probe exists in the first place.
"Just the fact that they're not giving this to us tells me there's something wrong here," the California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on 'The Ingraham Angle' Tuesday night.
"I can tell you that we're not just going to hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach," Nunes told Ingraham his committee would do to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they don’t bow to his demand.
"We're not messing around here, they are going to give up this document," Nunes said, warning that after the Wednesday night deadline things "will get really complicated."
Nunes joked that fighting to obtain documents from the Department of Justice was his "lot in life," and complained that he has been trying to view this document for more than a year.
"I can tell you this," he said. "We are going to get the document. So they can either cough them up now, or it is going to get really complicated starting Wednesday night, and we'll have to take all the steps necessary to get the document."
"I don't think we're going to have to do this," he also said. "I think we're going to get the documents."
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