Well, isn’t this interesting.
After stonewalling the House Intelligence Committee and Republican senators for months, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein apparently decided this week that Rep. Devin Nunes wasn’t kidding around when he and Sen. Trey Gowdy began talking of impeaching Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Only a day later, Rosenstein finally let Nunes and Gowdy look at the unredacted memo that launched the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. Funny how a serious legal threat can grease the wheels of justice in Washington!
Before we dig into this story, we just want to take a moment to salute Devin Nunes. This guy has been working his butt off for the last year to clean up our tainted Justice Department, and for his efforts he has become an object of mockery and scorn in the mainstream media. We were happy to read this week that he has raised a fortune for his re-election campaign in California, because this dude has walked through the fires of hell to keep these corrupt officials honest. If it weren’t for his courageous leadership in the House Intelligence Committee, there’s no telling what Adam Schiff and the rest of the Democrats would have done with this investigation.
“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 said upon being given access to the memo.
While the version of the memo Nunes and Gowdy looked at was still not entirely unredacted, officials at the Justice Department say they had been as de-classified as they could possibly be under the circumstances.
“With this production,” the official told Fox News, “in conjunction with the 1,000 pages of classified materials—much of which is now being provided to entire [House Intelligence] committee membership—we believe we have substantially satisfied Chairman Nunes August subpoena in an appropriate fashion. The Department will be pleased to continue to work with the Committee on other, related requests for information.”
Nunes, however, has signaled that seeing the memo is only the first step towards determining what factors actually led to the start of the Trump investigation. Still looming large are questions about the FBI’s deceptive case before the FISA court, the investigation’s reliance on a shoddy piece of political propaganda, and the anti-Trump biases that ran rampant in the upper echelon of the FBI.
We would advise Rosenstein and Wray to be a little more forthcoming with this kind of information in the future. Nunes, it seems, is done playing around.