Spygate: Nunes Calls for Declassification of Emails that Prove Information Withheld from FISA Court
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo yesterday that he wishes to see a “fourth bucket” of emails declassified, saying it would reveal evidence that the Department of Justice and FBI withheld information from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
Nunes said the first of three “buckets” were Russia-related documents which President Trump–after calling for their release–had to backtrack on after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein intervened and suggested the Inspector General review them first.
“The new fourth bucket that we’re asking to be declassified now is — for months we have been reviewing emails between FBI, and DOJ, and others that clearly show that they knew about information that should have been presented to the FISA court,” he said. “So it is real evidence that people within the FBI withheld evidence from the FISA court.”
Nunes said that even House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) requested that the DOJ to release the emails.
“Even though we know whats in those emails a lot of them are redacted so they’re still refusing to give Congress–even in a classified setting–this information,” he said.