Home Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTop intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father House Intel chairman planning contempt resolution against FBI, DOJ officials: report Ryan picks his negotiating team for tax cut bill MORE (R-Calif.) is speaking with different Republicans about writing a report subsequent yr alleging “corruption” on the FBI, according to The Washington Post.
Citing individuals accustomed to the plan, the Publish experiences the Nunes mission would give attention to details about the conduct of FBI officers in the middle of the investigation into Russia’s meddling in final yr’s election.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE and his allies in Congress have stepped up their assaults on the FBI as a former chief of the bureau, Robert Mueller, continues his particular counsel investigation of final yr’s presidential marketing campaign.
Mueller, in December, introduced expenses in opposition to Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn, who’s now cooperating with investigators.
Trump’s newest assaults on the FBI got here on the morning of Christmas Eve, when he ripped into Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over experiences that he’s to retire quickly.
McCabe has been a prime goal of Trump’s as a result of he labored below former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Dershowitz interview on ‘witch hunt’ a ‘must watch’ Comey after Trump tweet: FBI is honest, strong, independent Former ethics director: Trump’s tweet on Flynn would have ended past administrations MORE, whom Trump fired in Might. Trump, together with Nunes and different Capitol Hill Republicans reminiscent of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), recommend the FBI was not aggressive sufficient in its investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE’s use of a personal e mail server.
McCabe’s spouse, a candidate for Virginia’s state Senate on the time, accepted marketing campaign donations from a political motion committee tied to Hillary and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMueller’s probe doesn’t end with a bang, but with a whimper Mark Mellman: History’s judgment Congress should massively ramp up funding for the NIH MORE. This has led some Republicans, led by Trump, to ask if he’s biased.
Democrats have famous that Comey basically reopened his investigation of Clinton a little bit greater than every week earlier than Election Day 2016, earlier than closing it once more days earlier than the election. Clinton believes this successfully value her the election.
Nunes has additionally come below hearth for partisanship from Democrats.
Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father Erik Prince says meeting with Russian banker unrelated to Trump campaign MORE (D-Calif.), the rating member on Intelligence, accused him of doing the bidding of the White Home together with his repeated criticism of the FBI.
“And right here I believe, once more, we’re seeing some on our committee, together with the chair, doing the work of the White Home, doing the work of Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonOwner of Bannon’s DC house requests fence ‘for security reasons’ Bannon: Roy Moore accusers ‘trying to destroy a man’s life’ Billionaire Trump backer cuts ties with Milo Yiannopoulos MORE,” Schiff stated in an interview on MSNBC on Thursday.
Bannon is Trump’s former chief strategist.