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Nunes Expects More Criminal Referrals Stemming From Latest FISA Revelations

California Rep. Devin Nunes said Saturday that he expects to file more criminal referrals based on new revelations from the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation of the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign.

Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has already filed eight criminal referrals related to the U.S. government’s investigation of the Trump campaign. He said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” that he anticipates filing additional referrals based on information in a series of footnotes from the IG’s report that was revealed on Friday.

“I would say that people should go and look at those footnotes that are now public. Likely we’re going to have more criminal referrals based on these,” Nunes said.

Two Senate Republicans published newly declassified footnotes from the IG report that showed that the FBI received evidence in 2017 that the Steele dossier contained Russian disinformation.

The footnotes said that the FBI was provided evidence that Russians fed dossier author Christopher Steele disinformation related to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and a trip that Donald Trump made to Moscow in 2013.

The footnotes also said that an FBI unit raised concerns in 2015 about Steele’s work for Russian oligarchs.

FBI agents failed to disclose the information in applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders against former Trump aide Carter Page. That despite the dossier being “central and essential” to the FBI’s applications for the spy warrants.


Nunes also asserted that one implication of the footnotes is that Democrats spread Russian disinformation by using Steele’s allegations to accuse Trump of colluding with the Kremlin.

“We know that the Democrats were spreading disinformation, Russian disinformation, which we have been saying the whole time.”

He said it “never made sense” that the Clinton “that they know is supposedly getting information from Russian intel folks. That doesn’t pass the straight face test.”

California Rep. Adam Schiff, the current chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, hyped Steele’s allegations during a March 20, 2017 hearing for the House Intelligence Committee.

One Capitol Hill staffer who worked on the Trump-Russia probe summed up Schiff’s role to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Friday following the release of the footnotes.

“Schiff was slinging Russian disinformation.”

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  1. Mr Ross, great article and thank you for sharing. While I applaud Congressman Nunes and his continued attempts towards disclosure and accountability, other than allowing those of us the availability of previously undisclosed or unavailable information (i.e.; to be better informed about the extreme levels of corruption within OUR government), whats the point?

    In over 3 years, other than those individuals associated with President Trump or his campaign, not a single person has been charged with …ANYTHING…NOTHING, …..not even a jaywalking charge.

    Comey illegally took to his personal residence and secreted away classified documents, gave them to a 3rd party (his attorney friend) who was not authorized to receive or view classified information, who then gave the same to a media news outlet…ALL in violation of the law. McCabe LIED not once, but at least 5 times to the FBI/DOJ during an investigation (the same thing Roger Stone, General Flynn are waiting to be sentenced [prison time] for), all in violation of the law. And while we could fill up pages and pages with similar individuals who have committed crimes against We The People, our Constitution and laws; Page, Strozk, Rosenstein, etc., it would be a waste of time and space.

    Nothing will ever happen….ever. When members of Congress can stand in those same halls of Congress and intentionally and willfully LIE to the American People (Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, et al….and that is not to exclude the LIARS who have R’s after their name), without any repercussion or fear of prosecution, it is time to admit that our Republic is close to death, beyond repair or resemblance of what our forefathers envisioned and built.

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