en. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said yesterday that he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report will be released “within a month,” Business Insider
Speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt, Grassley also said the American people deserve transparency with respect to Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and the phony allegations of Russian collusion.
“I don’t care what the report says. The public ought to know what their 25 or 35 million bought. And except for national security and privacy of individuals… everything else I think ought to be out.”
Business Insider states, “Grassley spokesman Taylor Foy said the senator’s estimates ‘weren’t based on any specific information, but rather growing media speculation and reports that it may be wrapping up.'”
On Jan. 28, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Trump campaign and Russia is nearing its end.
“The investigation is, I think, close to being completed and I hope that we can get the report from Mueller as soon as possible,” he said.
Whitaker made the statement during a press conference where the DOJ announced it was charging Chinese company Huawei and its CFO for stealing trade secrets.
Whitaker became Acting Attorney General in November and faced a barrage of criticism from liberals and Democrats who claimed he should recuse himself from the Mueller investigation because he had publicly criticized the probe in the past.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said that despite losing control of the House of Representatives to Democrats, he and his Republican colleagues will continue to investigate allegations of bias and misconduct within the FBI, and even make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice.
Speaking to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last night, Nunes said, “We’re going to make several referrals.”
While the Congressman would not name anyone specific, Carlson suggested former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Director James Comey as possible candidates for criminal referrals.
Nunes also said that he doesn’t think much will get accomplished with the referrals until a new attorney general is in place.
“Don’t forget, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) actually made a referral on Christopher Steele–the British agent who worked for the Clinton campaign. He was referred. Nothing is happening to him,” he said. “So, I think until there’s a new AG that gets in there and starts to clean this up, I think its going to be tough for the American people to have confidence in what’s happening over there.”
“A lot of people think just because Republicans are out of power that we are not conducting an investigation. We still are.” He continued, “Whether or not people will come in and interview with us, we don’t have gavels, we don’t have subpoena power. But we will still be trying to interview people and we will still be making criminal referrals.”
Nunes also suggested the White House create a “transparency office,” to determine whether or not the FISA application to spy on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page would be made public
“The government’s gotten so big, you’ve got so many of these different agencies. There needs to be someone in the White House or the President of the United States, who’s the boss, who can make that decision and make it quickly.”