House Repubs Considering Criminal Charges Against Mueller Prosecutors

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House Republicans considering criminal referrals against Mueller prosecutors

Rep. Devin Nunes says action could force DOJ to look at conduct of Mueller team, accuracy of final Russia report.


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February 24, 2020 - 7:13pm


House Republicans have found evidence that Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team may have misled the courts and Congress and are considering making criminal referrals asking the Justice Department to investigate those prosecutors, a key lawmaker says.


Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Just the News that his team has been scouring recent documents released by the FBI, including witness reports known as 302s, and found glaring evidence that contradicts claims the Mueller team made to courts and Congress.


"We're now going through these 302s, and we're going to be making criminal referrals on the Mueller dossier team, the people that put this Mueller report together," Nunes said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast set to air on Tuesday.


Nunes specifically reacted to a story in Just the News disclosing that FBI interview memos of key figure George Papadopoulos show he was helpful in trying to locate a witness named Joseph Mifsud but that Mueller's prosecutors portrayed Papdopoulos as trying to thwart or frustrate the investigation's efforts to question Mifsud.


The new FBI memos provide "our first evidence of the Mueller team lying to the court. It a lie. It's a total lie," the lawmaker said, referring to the Mueller team's claim that Papadopoulos tried to hinder efforts to locate and question Mifsud.


"I always assumed that Papadopolis probably was helpful. I mean, he's kind of alluded to that, that he offered to be helpful, but we had never seen the actual 302s," Nunes said.

You can listen to the Nunes interview here.


Nunes remains the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee and is widely credited for exposing evidence that the FBI submitted false and misleading surveillance warrant applications targeting the Trump campaign in the Russia case.


He previously made eight criminal referrals last year against witnesses he believed were less than forthcoming during his committee's investigation. But Nunes' next referrals would be the first to target the Mueller team, and could force the Justice Department to investigate the special counsel team's members or review the accuracy of Mueller's final report.


Nunes said he hopes John Durham, the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut named by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the Russia investigators, can turn his attention to the conduct of Mueller's team and not just the FBI leaders who started the Russia probe using opposition research from Hillary Clinton's campaign. He said one unanswered question remains when the FBI realized they were investigating Trump using Clinton-paid research.


"The only question that we don't know is at what point did the Clinton dirty operation merge with the FBI?" he said. "And it's something only Durham can get to the bottom of.




https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/house-republicans-preparing-criminal-referrals-against-mueller

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Nunes, who lied about his association with Lev Parnas, is now spinning more tales out of thin air.

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he was helpful in trying to locate a witness named Joseph Mifsud

Not really -- there are doubts that Mifsud was still alive after his association with Papapdopoulos was revealed, and he shut up shop in both England and Italy.

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adoptedbyhounds

"The only question that we don't know is at what point did the Clinton dirty operation merge with the FBI?" he said. "And it's something only Durham can get to the bottom of."

Yep. The MSM and the DC Swamp went out of their way to keep the public focused on the Russians, even as they conspired to choose the "winner" for us...and with neither our consent, nor knowledge.

They conned our first AG into recusing himself. Oh to be a fly on the wall when AG Barr, having served as AG in the past, began his second stint as AG, and announced the investigation of the investigators.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

Oops, nevermind. I was wrong.

Kate

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soupgirl53

Yawn. The House Ethics Committee should be investigating Nunes.

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bfox254

Another day, another conspiracy theory. Nunes isn't smart enough to stay out of the spotlight. His denials about involvement in the Ukraine mess were less than truthful and I wouldn't be surprised if he is caught up in the ongoing investigation of Rudy, Parnas and friends.

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bfox254

I hope they drag that investigation out as long as possible and then time the prosecution so that it concludes after Trump is out of office, ruling out any hope of a pardon.

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51gerri

Anyone trump doesn't like will probably be facing criminal charges.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

"The only question that we don't know is at what point did the Clinton dirty operation merge with the FBI?" he said. "And it's something only Durham can get to the bottom of."

No Nunes is good nunes, it's truer than ever. What Clinton again? The only bottom that Durham is getting to is trump's bottom with lips at the ready.

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Nana H

"The House Ethics Committee should be investigating Nunes."

I believe they are looking into his relationship with Parnas during the Impeachment investigations and subsequently lying about it.

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Ziemia(6a)

catkin, you come across really strange things on that world wide web.

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Annie Deighnaugh

I would love it if they do investigate and find all the counterintelligence stuff and financial misdeeds that mueller *didn't* investigate and made those public too. Like, say, his tax returns!

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adoptedbyhounds

"...find all the counterintelligence stuff..."

Good news! US Attorney John Durham has been working on finding the "genesis" of the Trump Russia counter-intelligence probe since at least May of last year. Pretty sure he's on the lookout for "all that counterintelligence stuff."

Is not the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee permitted to seek criminal referrals, should Republicans believe such referrals are warranted?

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