The Washington Examiner reports…
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced Sunday he’s going to push Congress this week to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress.
This extreme step is a culmination of the frustration the California Republican explained he’s felt in dealing with a Justice Department that had stymied his requests for information, during the panel’s government surveillance investigation. In particular the committee has been looking into allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act surveillance abuses by the Justice Department and FBI that led to spying on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Two weeks ago, Nunes sent a classified letter to Sessions, which he said was not acknowledged. That was followed by a subpoena last week.
“Then on Thursday we discovered that they are not going to comply with our subpoena,” Nunes said on “Fox and Friends Sunday.”
On Saturday night Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani went on with Judge Jeanine Pirro. Giuliani told Judge Jeanine that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Mueller witch hunt.
.@DevinNunes sent classified letter to AG Sessons asking for info/ AG Sessions DOJ ignored—-Move forward with contempt resolution against DOJ AG for refusal to comply with latest subpoena. They will go to court to force contemt subpoena against AG Sessions
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) May 6, 2018