The Clown Show House Intel Committee Just Subpoenaed The FBI And DOJ

This is an absolute attempt to interfere with and discredit the Mueller investigation. And it could mean even more than that.


On Tuesday night, the Washington Examiner reported that the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed both the FBI and the Department of Justice. The committee, led by Trey Gowdy (R-SC), is demanding documents related to the Christopher Steele dossier, the FBI’s relationship to Steele, and the FBI’s possible role in supporting the opposition research into Donald Trump that went into the dossier.

The committee sent the subpoenas out on August 24. And they gave the FBI and DOJ until September 1, last Friday, to hand over all of the information. Neither have turned over any documents. So, on Tuesday night, the committee gave them an extension until September 14 to comply.

“Illustrating the seriousness with which investigators view the situation, late Tuesday the committee issued two more subpoenas, specifically to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, directing them to appear before the committee to explain why they have not provided the subpoenaed information.”

So what they’re doing here is the same thing that Nunes did a few months ago when he tried to help Trump by trying to discredit the FBI investigation itself.

Nunes told a big lie…which was fed to him by the White House….that President Obama used illegal intercepts from Trump Tower to open an investigation into Trump.

And now Gowdy’s working on a big lie of his own…likely with help from the White House….that the FBI used a bogus dossier as the base of its entire investigation.

Both Gowdy and Nunes are attacking the FBI and accusing them of acting illegally.

And the House investigation, which was originally led by Nunes and is now led by Gowdy, is beyond shady. The objective of all of the investigations should be to get to the truth. So why is Gowdy’s committee refusing to allow Mueller or the FBI to see Manafort’s testimony?

It is unprecedented that one government body is subpoenaing another government body when they have the same mission. It’s actually stunning, when you consider that the House Intel Committee, the one doing the subpoenaing, has been deliberately working with the White House to hide information from the FBI.

It’s also worth noting that sometime between mid July and mid August, Nunes secretly sent his aides overseas to find and question Christopher Steele before Congress could. The point was to discredit the dossier (much of which has already been substantiated) by discrediting Steele. So they focused on who was paying Steele and his sources.

Their efforts failed. But that hasn’t stopped Nunes or Gowdy from attacking Steele about funding, regardless of the fact that they have absolutely no proof of anything nefarious.

It seems obvious that Gowdy is working with Trump, just like Nunes was. At the very least, they are both trying their best to protect him. But these new subpoenas may be about more than just discrediting the investigation. They may be a play to shut them down altogether.

Attorney and journalist Seth Abramson makes another interesting point. Abramson believes that Tuesday’s subpoena to have Jeff Sessions come testify before the House committee may be an attempt to remove Sessions as AG and replace him with Gowdy.

Trump may not be able to directly shut down Mueller. But it certainly looks like he’s trying to use Trey Gowdy to do as much damage to the investigation as possible.

 

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