Republicans Conducting Secret Investigation of FBI, DOJ

A handful of Republicans in the House have been revealed to be a part a secret investigation of the Department of Justice and of the FBI, outside the scope of the investigation by the House Judiciary Committee into Mueller’s Russia probe.

When pressed for details, the unanimous comment is ‘no comment’.

But what we do know is that the group is delving into what is now a likelihood of corruption and possibly criminal collusion at the highest levels to undermine the presidential election in connection with the use of the Russia dossier as an ‘October surprise’ to ensure Hillary’s victory.

Naturally, Democrats are arguing that it’s merely an attempt by the GOP to discredit Mueller and defend the president.

Next year is already promising to be very interesting.

Here’s more from Hotair…

House Republicans are leading a quiet effort to investigate potential corruption at the DOJ and within the FBI. The effort, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, is described as operating in parallel with the ongoing Russia investigation in the House. The main focus of this investigation appears to be the Trump dossier:

A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally — mishandled the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to four people familiar with their plans…

The people familiar with Nunes’ plans said the goal is to highlight what some committee Republicans see as corruption and conspiracy in the upper ranks of federal law enforcement. The group hopes to release a report early next year detailing their concerns about the DOJ and FBI, and they might seek congressional votes to declassify elements of their evidence…

The sources familiar with the separate inquiry said it was born out of steadily building frustration with the Justice Department’s refusal to share details of the way the Trump dossier was used to launch the FBI’s investigation of his campaign team last year — or whether it was the basis for any court-ordered surveillance of Trump associates…

Republicans on the intelligence and judiciary committees have increasingly wondered aloud whether the FBI — which had a longstanding relationship with Steele — used the allegations in his dossier to obtain surveillance warrants to spy on Trump campaign associates. They also want to know if the agency paid Steele for his work at the same time he was being paid by the Clinton campaign.

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