Rep Devin Nunes threatened the DOJ with a subpoena to gain access to both the FISA warrant applications and the EC (Electronic Communication) that was the basis for the opening of an investigation into Donald Trump.
On Friday, Assistant AG Stephen Boyd sent a letter to Nunes saying that all members of the House and Senate intel committees can have access to reading the documents but that they cannot get a copy.
Previously, the DOJ allowed one person from each party to read the documents. Nunes chose Trey Gowdy for the Republicans and Adam Schiff for the Democrats. Even though we don’t know what they say we do know that Nunes has called for everyone to read them and Schiff has not. I think that tells us which side benefits and which side doesn’t.
The key issue on the documents is how much did they rely on the fake Hillary dossier to get the warrant to tap Page’s phone. And the fact that having been granted 4 FISA warrants and no charges have been filed against Page, we have to wonder who they were actually trying to surveil with these warrants and that Obviously, they found nothing on Page.
Page had joked with someone that he met with Julian Assange and the Democrats were off and running that he and Russia and Wikileaks were all involved in hacking the DNC.
To prove them wrong, Page made his credit card statements and flight information to prove he had never left the States on the day he supposedly met with Assange.
The Deep State is alive and well and living in the DOJ.
Nunes said that the committee asked the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs on four occasions in February to grant all committee members access to the Page FISAs, in a letter sent earlier this week. Nunes said in the letter that the DOJ responded on Feb. 26 by denying the request.
But Nunes’ recent letter seems to have forced the Justice Department’s hand.
“The Department and the FBI agree to permit all members of the Committee to review the FISA applications and renewals in camera at the Department,” reads Friday’s letter, which Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent to Nunes.
“The Department considers this an extraordinary accommodation based on unique facts and circumstances. We are also extending this review opportunity to the members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,” the letter continues.
Nunes set a deadline of April 11, next Wednesday, to provide a copy of the Electronic Communication.