Dems Are Getting Nervous: Nadler Just Tried To Get His Claws Into The Russian Hoax Investigation
Democrats in Congress are starting to get nervous, the investigation being led by US Attorney John Durham into the Russian Hoax has them worried. Rep. Jerry Nadler just tried to get his claws into the investigation and is trying to get as much information as he can.
Nadler, chairmen of the Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr late last week demanding documents and interviews with 15 officials with knowledge of cases of personal interest to President Trump.
“The Judiciary Committee needs to examine a range of recent actions that smack of political interference, including the Department’s withdrawal of the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation; intervening in the handling of the Michael Flynn prosecution; overruling the decision to relocate Paul Manafort to Rikers Island; opening investigations into career officials involved in the Russia investigation; and a series of controversial interventions into sensitive antitrust matters,” Nadler said in the four-page letter.
“Our democracy is founded on the notion that no one is above the law, and strict adherence to the rule of law has separated us from all other nations,” the New York Democrat added. “Attorneys General have supported this principle on a bipartisan basis throughout our history, but that principle is now under assault. There is also a long history of Attorneys General cooperating in oversight inquiries led by both Democrats as well as Republicans, and given the stakes for our nation, we expect Attorney General Barr’s full cooperation here.”
Durham was one of the 15 officials Nadler would like to interview, he has given Barr until March 13 to reply “given the urgent and serious nature of these requests.”
President Trump has given Barr complete authority to declassify information to carry out this inquiry. Durham was assigned to review any misconduct by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials during the counterintelligence investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign. Barr also instructed Durham to look into the FBI’s actions after Trump was elected as before it.
“I have faith that Durham is going to get to the bottom of this,” House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, a California Republican, said at CPAC on Friday. “I really do.”
And that’s what Nadler is worried about.
So far one fired FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who altered a key document for political purposes in the Carter Page FISA investigation is under criminal investigation.
Nadler is trying to get his fingers into the investigation as best as he can, he’s worried what Durham is going to find.
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