The heat has been turned up on the FBI and the Department of Justice so hot that they requested a meeting with Senator Paul Ryan. The stonewalling of Congress by the FBI and the Department of Justice may have just avoided a boiling point.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes had set a Wednesday deadline before he was to begin Contempt of Congress proceedings. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray asked to talk with Senator Ryan about the Russia investigation. Is this a first step in finally getting some testimony from some DOJ employees? Will the DOJ now release some documents that have been subpoenaed?
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
House Speaker Paul Ryan held a surprise meeting Wednesday with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray about the Russia investigation.
“Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray asked to meet with the speaker and we accommodated the request,” Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement.
The meeting comes as the House Intelligence Committee has pressed the federal agencies for answers about the anti-Trump dossier that has been used as a roadmap for the Russia probe.
Wednesday was a deadline set by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes to provide documents and witnesses related to the dossier, which was authored by former British spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee.
In that letter, Nunes pressed Rosenstein to provide transcripts of interviews conducted by investigators related to the dossier. He also demanded that …..
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