House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Congress will put the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice on trial if there’s one ounce of proof that they abused their power with the Clinton-funded dossier.
During an interview last Sunday with Sharyl Attkisson, the California Republican said, he will launch a criminal probe if his investigation shows former President Barack Obama’s officials broke the law at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Nunes said he absolutely believes there’s a clear evidence to support the claim that former Obama DOJ and FBI officials used the dossier to secure warrant from the FISC to spy on Carter Page, a part-time volunteer to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
“It really boils down to this. You had a campaign. The Hillary Campaign and the Democratic Party went out and paid for dirt. They got it from Russians by the way. Then they used that dirt and funneled it into the FBI,” Nunes said.
He added: “The FBI then used that dirt to get a warrant on a US citizen who was part of the other campaign. A limited role, yes. But still, to do that, it’s wrong.”
Nunes said his first memo detailed how DOJ and FBI officials used dossier from Fusion GPS to build their phony Russia investigation.
Fusion GPS hired former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele to compile the 35-page dossier, which contained so many unverified claims the FBI admitted it couldn’t corroborate the document.
Attkisson asked if it was Nunes‘ goal to “put the entire FBI and DOJ on trial,” and his answer left no room for doubt.
“Yeah, well FISA abuse has nothing to do with, with the Mueller investigation. As it relates to Department of Justice and the FBI, if they need to be put on trial, we will put them on trial,” Nunes said.
He continued: “The reason that Congress exists is to oversee these agencies that we created. DOJ and FBI are not above the law. Congress created them, we oversee them, and we fund them. And if they’re committing abuse for a secret court, getting warrants on American citizens, you’re darn right that we’re going to put them on trial.”
He said Obama, Clinton, and other top officials in the previous administration clearly abused their power to orchestrate a massive corruption scheme to derail Trump’s presidency.
Nunes confirmed that he will stop at nothing until they are all held accountable.