Nunes to hold AG Sessions in contempt of Congress?

Conservative TreehouseIn rather stunning news this morning, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes informs the listening audience he plans to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena. According to comments within a Fox News interview (see below) there is something important to Chairman Nunes the FBI and DOJ are intentionally withholding.

The issue is a little clouded because Chairman Nunes sent a classified letter to the DOJ requesting a specific response about the status of a specific person, and their engagement within issues of the DOJ and FBI conducting a counterintelligence operation. No-one knows who this “individual” might be. However the DOJ did write back to Chairman Nunes last Thursday and said they would not comply.

Without knowing the details, it's hard to judge which side is right here. But it's unusual for Congress to hold an AG in contempt, and even more so when Congress is controlled by the same party as the executive.

I don't see Sessions as being deliberately holding things back. It seems more likely to me that he isn't the decision maker. The contempt threat may shock him awake and force him to take charge of the department he supposedly runs, if he's capable of that. If he's not -- if the recusal means his subordinates will simply refuse to obey him in this matter and related matters -- then maybe he needs to go in favor of someone who can effectively act as Attorney General.

The thing Nunes is really watching is the clock. The midterms are coming up fast, and if FBI and DOJ deep state operatives can stall until then and the Democrats take the House, there will be a lot less pressure to comply.

The facts need to come out sooner rather than later.

This entry was published Sat May 12 10:19:32 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-05-11 00:10:16.0. [Tweet]

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