UPDATED 6:25 AM PT — Mon. Nov. 19, 2018
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes said a so-called “fourth bucket” of information has been uncovered, shedding light on possible misconduct by the FBI.
In an interview Sunday, Nunes said the committee’s investigation is nearing completion. He stressed the need to declassify documents related to the Russia probe, saying it would bring a sense of finality.
Nunes is claiming the “fourth bucket” shows emails between the two agencies, revealing they knew and withheld information from the FISA court.
House GOP lawmakers have echoed those sentiments by pointing to FISA abuses and blatant anti-Trump bias.
“There is strong suggestions in some of the text messages, emails and so forth, who was involved that extraordinary measures were used to surveil,” said Representative Mark Meadows of the Freedom Caucus. “There was a suggestion, there was as many as 5 different people that perhaps came under the surveillance of the DOJ and FBI in the early days of the Trump transition.”
The House Intelligence Committee has been pushing to subpoena Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to answer questions related to the start of the Mueller probe.