By Duncan Smith
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are set to send a blast of at least 10 criminal referrals to the Justice Department for persons allegedly involved in setting up the Russian collusion hoax.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the panel’s former chairman who has already sent over as many as eight referrals to Attorney General William Barr, told Fox News on Friday that he’s ready to send “at least another five, possibly as many as 10” more, as three U.S. attorneys are conducting probes into various aspects of the origins of Russiagate.
“We now are looking at the overall Gen. Flynn investigation and how that was conducted and the rest of the Mueller team,” he said. “And then, of course, as new information has come to light from the information that was declassified by acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, that information has also shown that there are other people who have lied or misled Congress or have, I think in some cases maybe, lied by omission, documents that were kept from Congress.”
The site notes further:
The California Republican said he and his GOP colleagues want to “get it right,” but they plan to send the referrals within the next “week to 10 days or so.” What exactly will appear in those referrals remains unclear, but Nunes explained what his investigators are examining. …
Grenell was replaced by former Rep. John Ratcliffe late last month after the Texas Republican was confirmed by the Senate. During his three-month tenure as head of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Grenell declassified long-sought-after documents related to the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and forced the hand of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to release dozens of witness transcripts from the panel’s own investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Schiff accused Grenell of “selective declassification for political purposes.”
The Republican inquiry in the House is a more understated effort than the one that is playing out in the Senate, which is in GOP control. There, two committees are leading the charge in conducting oversight of the Russia investigation.
Democrats have been no help whatsoever in crafting the referrals. In fact, the House Intelligence Committee’s current chairman, fellow Californian Adam Schiff, is still peddling the lie that there is plenty of ‘evidence’ of collusion, even after former special counsel Robert Mueller couldn’t find any.
Nunes noted that there will be more action early next year if Republicans retake the House.
“We’ve got about 40 people that are on that list,” he said, without naming anyone. “So, hopefully, if Republicans are put back in charge, we will be able to subpoena those people, but right now, we can’t.”