House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes talks about Rep. Trey Gowdy's comment that the FBI did "exactly what we would have wanted them to" with regard to the investigation into President Trump, which seemed to be a change from Gowdy's previous claims of abuse.
In an interview with Fox News Channel's Maria Bartiromo, Nunes said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is slow-walking his many requests for information while claiming to have done nothing wrong.
"Trey Gowdy believes because he has been told multiple times by the department of justice that President Trump is not a target of this investigation, he has been told multiple times, so he comes to the conclusion that if the FBI was only going after Russians... then what is all this about?"
"You have to remember that Mr. Gowdy loves the FBI and the Department of Justice," he also said. "If they're targeting Russians or Chinese, that's what we expect them to do. The challenge we have, is did they actually target a political campaign, which was Donald Trump? Even though Mr. Gowdy believes the president was not a target of this investigation, his campaign is and that is where the challenge occurs."
Bartiromo asked: "So you do you think that the FBI did the right thing in terms of investigating the campaign, looking for Russian interference?"
"Well, Mr. Gowdy, under what he's heard, he believes the FBI was doing the right thing. And you know what could solve this?"
"For almost a year now, we've been waiting for documents from the deputy attorney general," Nunes said. "Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could provide all the documents, all the information we need this week, and we could write a report by Friday."
"All the members of my committee don't believe that the counter-intelligence capabilities should be used to target a political party - none of my members on the Republican side do."
"We could finish this by Friday," Nunes said, if the DoJ would provide the documents he has asked for.
The California Republican explains more about his quest for the documents in part two of this interview:
.@DevinNunes: "All the members of my committee don't believe that the counter-intelligence capabilities should be used to target a political party - none of my members on the Republican side do." #SundayFutures @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/BsRzRHSSae— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 3, 2018