Nunes: President Needs To Declassify Carter Page/FISA Info Before It Is "Buried" By Media Narratives


House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes updates Maria Bartiromo on the investigation into the Carter Page/FISA warrant scandal and House Republicans' move to impeach deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein:

BARTIROMO: Has the president read the unredacted portion?

NUNES: I have no idea what the president has or has not read. All I know is we sent him a letter back in June asking him to declassify the 20 pages or more -- I mean if they can declassify -- the more the better. But I think the bulk of what we would like to see are 20 pages in the last FISA that was signed by the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.

BARTIROMO: You know, it seems like that mid-term elections become that much more important, the stakes are so high on these mid-term elections. We wouldn't know any of this stuff without your committee and colleagues and judiciary and oversight. We wouldn't know half of the stuff half of what took place in the 2016 elections. What happens if the House flips and the Democrats take the majority in the House come the mid-term election? To this story?

NUNES: Well that's what I said in "The Wall Street Journal" interview. Yeah, in the "The Wall Street Journal" I stated that I'm quite confident because I've seen this game played many times before. There is a stall game going on at DOJ and FBI.

They are trying to stall as much as they can that, hoping and betting that Republicans would lose the House in the fall. And if that happens, then you've essentially shut down everything. Rod Rosenstein will not be held for contempt, FBI will not be held accountable.

All of these investigations will be shut down, everything will be buried and you will be left with media narratives saying oh, what the public can't read, what you really can't read -- what's blacked out that's the really bad stuff against Carter Page and the Republicans and the Trump campaign.

That's why the sooner the president declassifies this, the better. And I think the American people need to understand how important it's going to be to get out and vote in the election.

BARTIROMO: Well, tell us were your investigation stands right now. Is Rod Rosenstein performing? Is -- do you think his leadership is encouraging them to be upfront and show us justice?

NUNES: Well, what I can tell you is is there was a move late last week to begin impeachment. I think there are grounds for impeachment and we should hold him accountable. I think Congress has given them way too much power. The way I understand it is is the Judiciary Committee and Oversight Committee got commitments on Friday, I think the Speaker also got commitments -- from what I understand that documents will be provided.

So we're short a few documents, we are supposed to see those this week. But in addition to that, interviews/deposition will begin over August. So we will have members of Congress that will be flying back to Washington during August to conduct interviews with very important witnesses that need to be interviewed as it relates to getting to the bottom of this the Russiagate scandal.

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