Devin Nunes wondered aloud why the Department of Justice hasn’t arrested Christopher Steele and pressed charges against him, and he says it makes people wonder if the DOJ is “playing it straight.”
Watch below [the accusation against the DOJ comes after the 6 minute mark:
Nunes is annoyed that the legislature can’t arrest people and “bring them down to the capitol and hold them in the bowels of the capitol.”
That Steele might have lied to the FBI comes directly from the letter by Graham and Grassley:
In the letter, released Monday, the two senators accused Steele of receiving information for the dossier from a Clinton ally and misleading the FBI about his contacts with the media. The largely redacted letter alleges Fusion GPS had received a report from the State Department from a “foreign sub-source who ‘is in touch with [redacted], a contact of [redacted], a friend of the Clintons, who passed it to [redacted].’ ” They wrote that “[i]t is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility.”
The letter also expressed concerns over Steele’s interactions with reporters. The senators allege that Steele had spoken to journalists for various publications during his investigation and had included “unsolicited—and unverified—allegations” in the dossier as a result. “[W]hen information in those classified documents is evaluated in light of sworn statements by Mr. Steele in British litigation, it appears that either Mr. Steele lied to the FBI or the British court, or that the classified documents reviewed by the Committee contain materially false statements,” the senators wrote.
Sooooo if they’re right, why is Jeff Sessions sitting on his hands? Where are the arrests? Or could it be that they’re wrong, and he didn’t mislead anyone, and that’s why Sessions isn’t doing anything? Somewhere, the narratives just don’t match up with reality, which is why the actions at the DOJ and FBI don’t meet up with the exaggerations coming out of Fox News – otherwise, doesn’t it show a complete deficiency in Trump as a leader?
I’m seeing a lot of pressure from the crazier corner of Trump’s base against Sessions – I wouldn’t be surprised if there was more drama on that end soon…