Conservative Lawmaker Demands Answers to These 18 Questions About Russia, FBI

House Intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

By Published on January 3, 2018

One member of Congress says “the American people deserve answers” to 18 questions he has regarding Russia and the FBI.

“We’d like for the FBI and the [Justice Department] to turn over the documents that Chairman [Devin] Nunes has requested, give the documents to Congress that we requested, that’s first and foremost,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview Wednesday, referring to the California Republican who is chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

“We’d like answers to the two fundamental questions, the questions that we started with: Did the FBI pay Christopher Steele, [and] were they paying him the same time that the DNC and the Clinton campaign were paying?”

Steele, a former British intelligence officer, authored a document containing allegations that Trump had connections with Russia. The dossier was written for Fusion GPS, a research firm that was paid by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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 Fox News reported last week that Nunes, chairman of the House intelligence committee, “is blasting the Department of Justice and the FBI for its ‘failure to fully produce’ documents related to an anti-Trump dossier, saying ‘at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.’”

“Unfortunately, DOJ/FBI’s intransigence with respect to the August 24 subpoenas is part of a broader pattern of behavior that can no longer be tolerated,” Nunes wrote in a Dec. 28 letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to Fox News.

“As a result of the numerous delays and discrepancies that have hampered the process of subpoena compliance, the committee no longer credits the representations made by DOJ and/or the FBI regarding these matters,” he added.

On June 8, former FBI Director James Comey said the so-called Trump dossier was unverified, and Jordan now says answers are still needed from the FBI.

“Did they substantiate the dossier?” Jordan asked. “Did they actually even check and see, is this thing accurate? James Comey said it was salacious, nonverified, right, so Comey testified under oath that it wasn’t accurate. But what work did the FBI do to figure out if it in fact was accurate?”

Here is a full list of Jordan’s 18 questions:

 

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