Nunes, Meadows Threaten to Impeach DOJ, FBI Officials Over Russia Documents

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Nunes threatens to 'impeach' Wray and Rosenstein

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On Tuesday night, Rep. Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he has reached a "boiling point" with both Rosenstein and Wray over the electronic communication, which is due Wednesday evening. "I can tell you that we're not just going to hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach". But while the Justice Department had allowed access to other documents, they had stonewalled on allowing access to the document that started the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation, even after repeated meetings, phone calls, and emails.

On Wednesday afternoon, Representative Devin Nunes, the committee's Republican chairman, and Representative Trey Gowdy, another Republican on the panel, met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to a statement by Nunes.

"We're not messing around here", Nunes continued. The official said the document was no longer redacted, except for "narrowly tailored" redactions to protect the name of a foreign country and foreign agent that, if revealed, could undermine "the trust we have with this foreign nation". "Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I'd like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today", Nunes responded.

"Just the fact that they're not giving this to us tells me there's something wrong here", Nunes told Ingraham.

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Ingraham asked the California Republican if there was a chance that Wray and Rosenstein could face contempt charges if they refuse to comply.

"I haven't found it yet, but I've found a whole lot of other stuff that always puts DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation in a bad light, unfortunately", Nunes said.

"I'm just trying to coach you on how to get out of the fake news realm", Nunes said.

Trump called out Rosenstein in a tweet Wednesday morning on the Russian Federation investigation, saying he and special counsel Robert Mueller were "conflicted" and that the investigation was causing "bad blood" with Russian Federation.

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