The Deep State has gone too far.
Anti-Trump forces within the government are carrying out a cover-up of a scandal that could blow the lid off the FBI’s bias in the 2016 election.
Now Devin Nunes is using the one word that has Deep State operatives running for their lives.
Spygate is the worst scandal in American history.
The FBI used flimsy evidence – and an ever-shifting cover story – to start investigating the Trump campaign.
Former Director James Comey and his cabal of anti-Trump conspirators ran active measures against then-candidate Trump that included wiretaps, national security letters to snoop through phone and email records and also a human spy.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is pressing the Department of Justice to turn over the relevant documents to his committee so members of Congress can carry out their constitutionally lawful oversight role.
But Nunes is being stonewalled.
The Department of Justice is refusing to comply with Nunes’ lawful request.
The Deep State – led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – is creating a constitutional crisis by defying Congress.
Chairman Nunes finally had it up to here with Rosenstein and the Deep State’s cover-up and fired off a letter accusing them of an “obstruction” in carrying out a cover-up by their failure to obey the rule of law and comply with his document requests.
“DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics, such as incorrectly categorizing the requested documents as Gang-of-Eight-level material in order to limit access.”
The Chairman continued: “Such conduct by DOJ is unacceptable because the Gang-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis outside of the confines of Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.“
Nunes dropped the hammer with the money line of accusing the Department of Justice of obstruction:
“Your continued refusal to permit Members of Congress and designated staff to review the requested documents is obstruction of a lawful Congressional investigation.”
The Department of Justice’s conduct has led many critics to ask “What are they hiding?”
If the FBI using a spy against the Trump campaign was perfectly normal procedure, why have Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray been so reluctant to share documents about this operation?
The FBI’s claims of disclosure threatening national security by revealing sources and methods are nothing more than overhyped fairy tales.
When Chairman Nunes released his memo on the FBI using the fake news Christopher Steele Russia dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, the FBI’s complaints that he threatened sources and methods were revealed to be nonsense.
What the FBI tried to cover up, in that case, was the fact that the Bureau used fake news gossip paid for by Hillary Clinton as the pretext for spying on the Trump campaign.
Critics believe the FBI’s fear of embarrassing disclosures – and not any real danger of revealing sources and methods – is what is motivating the Department of Justice’s cover-up.
But Chairman Nunes has seen enough.
Nunes informed the DOJ he was setting a deadline to turn over the documents.
And Nunes even took the step of accusing the agency of “obstruction.”
Chairman Nunes means business and he is prepared to act on his threat.
And that makes officials like Rod Rosenstein nervous.