In a fascinating twist of logic, the New York Times warns House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes that he needs to lay off of the Department of Justice. The last time anyone checked the Constitution, Congress had oversight responsibility for the DOJ. That means that when Congress wants to see the cards that the DOJ is holding, the DOJ needs to show their hand. The New York Times appears to be worried that Mr. Nunes and his committee are a threat to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his never-ending Russian collusion investigation. They must not want the identity of the FBI Mole that was planted in the Trump administration from becoming common knowledge.
As Written and Reported by Nick Givas for the Daily Caller:
The New York Times published an article Monday targeting Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California for putting pressure on the Justice Department to produce certain documents.
The NYT accused Nunes, who serves as House Intelligence Committee chairman, of threatening top law enforcement officials after they failed to meet his demanding requests.
“Devin Nunes of California, has issued increasingly bold demands for access to some of the Justice Department’s most sensitive case files,” the article reads. “He has courted a series of escalating confrontations over access to materials that are usually off limits to Congress under department policy. And when those efforts failed, he threatened top law enforcement officials — mostly Republicans appointed by Mr. Trump.”
The NYT claims Justice Department officials have expressed concern off the record that Nunes is part of an effort to start “mining government secrets for information they can weaponize against those investigating the president, including the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller.”
“Democrats believe the pattern is clear: Mr. Nunes is abusing his……
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