WILL THE “DEEP STATE” FACE CONSEQUENCES?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 11, 2019) — On Thursday, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr heralding his expected delivery to the Justice Department of eight criminal referrals of individuals involved in the Trump-Russia “collusion” investigation alleging lying to Congress, conspiracy and leaking to the media.
Nunes will be appearing on “Hannity” Thursday night, which airs from 9:00 to 10:00 ET weeknights.
According to Nunes and colleague Mark Meadows, as many as “two dozen” criminal referrals will be made to the DOJ by the House Intelligence Committee’s Republican caucus, which is currently in the minority.
Prior to the 2018 midterm elections, Nunes was chairman of the committee. Last year, Nunes declared that committee Republicans concluded that no “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia took place.
The Senate Intelligence Committee came to a similar conclusion several months later.
On March 22, the Justice Department received Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the “collusion” investigation, which similarly found no evidence of collusion between the campaign and the Kremlin after 22 months of investigation. Mueller’s probe followed at least ten months, but likely more, of the FBI’s counterintelligence operation into the campaign.
Nunes believes the FBI’s probe into the Trump operation began considerably earlier than the date proffered by the FBI of July 31, 2016. He has also reported that no actual “intelligence” was contained in the electronic communication signed by former Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok to launch the FBI action.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.