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Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election
The Hill ^ | 09/16/18 | Megan Keller

Posted on 09/16/2018 10:46:11 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Sunday that the transcripts and documents for witnesses in the GOP-controlled panel's now-concluded Russia investigation need to be released before the midterm elections.

"We believe that the depositions that we took, I think nearly about 70 people, those need to be published and they need to be published I think before the election," Nunes said on "Fox News Sunday."

"I expect to make those available from our committee to the American public in the next few weeks," he added.

Nunes's comments come days after his colleague, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) called for the documents' release on Wednesday, thought he remained silent on Gowdy's remarks at the time.

"There is something that has not been released that I think would be beneficial for the public to see — and that would be all of the transcripts from all of the [House Intelligence Committee] interviews,” Gowdy told The Hill on Wednesday.

“There are no national security implications there,” he added. “There are no sources and methods there.”

The Republican lawmakers' calls echo House Intelligence Democrats who have repeatedly asked for the documents to be made public. GOP and Democratic lawmakers backed plans to release the transcripts before Republicans announced this spring that they would be wrapping up their investigation.

GOP lawmakers questioned whether making the interview transcripts public could impact their ability to compel witnesses to testify in future investigations.

“The majority has said they support making these transcripts public,” the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), said in March. “We will put to the test of whether they really do.”

Nunes added Sunday that "70 or 80 percent" of the depositions are already unclassified documents. For the remaining classified interviews, Nunes said, he will reach out to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, which he expects to "take a matter of days."

Asked if he thought the president would declassify the relevant documents, Nunes said he thinks Trump "doesn't have any choice."

"I think he doesn't have any choice," Nunes said. "If the president wants the American people to really understand just how broad and invasive this investigation has been to many Americans and how unfair it has been, he has no choice but to declassify."

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fisagate; midterms; nunes; russia; trump

1 posted on 09/16/2018 10:46:11 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Don’t say it, do it!! Early voting starts very early. The impact will be lost if voting has already started. Besides that, the dems will create another fake crisis if they know the release is imminent. Just like with the bogus Kavanugh HS stuff, they probably have fantasies all ready to put out there.

2 posted on 09/16/2018 11:03:17 AM PDT by grania
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To: yesthatjallen

Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo 9/16/18 | Fox News September 16, 2018

Nunes interview after hurricane update.

3 posted on 09/16/2018 11:06:20 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: grania
I agree.

Pre-announcements weaken the impact.

Let's see a bombshell that's actually a bombshell.

4 posted on 09/16/2018 11:06:57 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

bad news for GOP is released before election day.

Good news released either

1)shortly after election certified or
2)never, or
when the Federal Budget is balanced and U S Income Tax abolished in favor of flat tax (see: never).

5 posted on 09/16/2018 11:25:13 AM PDT by frank ballenger (.End noncitizen & illegals voting & leftist me,dia news censorship or we're finished.)
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