IS THE IG REPORT ONLY THE BEGINNING?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 12, 2020) — At approximately 9:40 AM on the Sunday edition of “Fox & Friends,” “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo said she will be “breaking news” with several guests to include former White House strategic advisor Steve Bannon, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, the latter of whom has sent a letter to an inspector general.
Bartiromo did not elucidate to which “Inspector General” Nunes’s letter was addressed, although a likely possibility is Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, whose office released a 400+-page report last month identifying 17 errors and omissions made by the FBI and Justice in its applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign advisor Carter W. Page.
Page was never indicted in the course of the “Russia collusion” investigation.
“Devin Nunes…is breaking news on a letter that he sent to the Inspector General last night, so we have a lot of breaking news in the next hour,” Bartiromo said. “It’s going to be a big show.”
Her show airs at 10:00 a.m. ET each Sunday morning on the Fox News Channel.
Last week, Nunes told investigative journalist Sara A. Carter that he, McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan wrote a letter dated September 30, 2019 to Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson regarding the alleged “whistleblower” complaint which set off the House of Representatives’ impeachment of President Trump last month. During the interview, Nunes told Carter that Atkinson’s closed-door testimony to the House Intel Committee in early October was “very damaging” to the whistleblower’s claims laid out in an August 12 complaint.
Update, 10:01 a.m. ET: Just after Bartiromo came on-air and announced her guests, she said that Nunes’s “exclusive” news involves the “Ukraine whistleblower.”
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.