House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said he ignored an invitation by the Justice Department to continue talks about documents regarding the Russia investigation that his committee has demanded, because he is sure someone at the agency was leaking.
"We're not going to go to another meeting where we don't get documents, and then the meeting leaks out," Nunes said during an interview on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.
"I can tell you that nobody was ever interested in an informant," Nunes also said. "We asked for specific documents that we still have not received from the Department of Justice. So they continue to leak out things about this informant and we don’t know if there is one informant of more informants because there’s so much out there now."
"We have a right to get the information," he said. "If James Comey and many others and people who are currently at the Department of Justice today continue to say there’s nothing to see here — well, if there’s nothing to see here, show us the documents we’re asking for."
"Now if you look at what happened on Friday night, probably the mother of all leaks, of all time, to two major newspapers, that came out Friday night. Now, had Mr. Gowdy and I went to that meeting, you can bet they would have tried to pin that on us," Nunes added.
"We had what I thought was a productive meeting, and then, after that meeting, they've done nothing but leak and leak and leak. Now, we don't know exactly who it is over at the Department of Justice or the FBI. I'm not pinning any blame on people. But we're not going to go to another meeting where we don't get documents and then the meeting leaks out."
"They were trying to get Mr. Gowdy and I to go the Department of Justice for, supposedly, another briefing. We said, look, unless we're going to get documents, we found out Thursday night, they were not going to provide documents, so therefore, we're not going to go," Nunes said.