House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., expressed frustration with the Justice Department (DOJ) for withholding evidence and not prosecuting felonies. Chairman Nunes first revealed that former Obama Administration officials inappropriately unmasked the names of U.S. citizens for what appeared to be the purpose of spying on their political opponents.
He said the House will recall witnesses who clearly lied to Congress about having knowledge of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Barack Obama’s super PAC and the Clinton campaign paying for the debunked dossier. It is believed the Kremlin-sourced dossier was used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under Jim Comey as justification for a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which enabled them to spy on members of the Trump transition team.
“There’s no possible way the FBI did not know who paid for that dossier,” Chairman Nunes told Laura Ingraham on the debut of her new show on Fox News. “We don’t know if it’s just Comey or the whole FBI… This is a government out of control. It’s not okay for us to ask since March who used the dossier, who paid for the dossier, and then it comes out only because of subpoenas to the bank.”