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The American people “have every right to know” if political interference took place at the Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation, Greg Steube said.

Representative Steube, R-Fla., claimed Friday on “Outnumbered Overtime” that anyone involved in potential interference “has every right for justice to be served.”

Steube’s remarks come in the wake of President Trump giving Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.

TRUMP GIVES AG BARR AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO 2016 CAMPAIGN SURVEILLANCE

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the attorney general of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the attorney general’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“The attorney general has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,” Sanders’ statement continued.

Steube, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, predicted that Barr would empanel a grand jury if indictments are necessary in the future.

He added Americans are likely concerned with the existence of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

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“I think that every American would initially have some grave concerns of a court that is operating completely in secret,” Steube claimed. “Given all the information and facts, if the information that was represented to the FISA court — if they knew this was campaign fodder or promulgated and still decided to issue a warrant, that would bring a lot of things to questions.”

“Those are questions that I would have,” he said.

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The American people “have every right to know” if political interference took place at the Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation, Greg Steube said.

Representative Steube, R-Fla., claimed Friday on “Outnumbered Overtime” that anyone involved in potential interference “has every right for justice to be served.”

Steube’s remarks come in the wake of President Trump giving Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.

TRUMP GIVES AG BARR AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO 2016 CAMPAIGN SURVEILLANCE

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the attorney general of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the attorney general’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“The attorney general has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,” Sanders’ statement continued.

Steube, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, predicted that Barr would empanel a grand jury if indictments are necessary in the future.

He added Americans are likely concerned with the existence of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

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“I think that every American would initially have some grave concerns of a court that is operating completely in secret,” Steube claimed. “Given all the information and facts, if the information that was represented to the FISA court — if they knew this was campaign fodder or promulgated and still decided to issue a warrant, that would bring a lot of things to questions.”

“Those are questions that I would have,” he said.

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Thursday that Robert Mueller plans to testify in front of Congress “in private.”

Democrats have been vying for Mueller to clarify his report’s findings on Russian interference in the 2016 election since the investigation finished at the end of March.

MUELLER MUST TESTIFY IN CONGRESS BEFORE ANY TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PROCESS BEGINS: DEMOCRATIC REP. GARAMENDI

Nadler, who was on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” said his committee feels it’s important for the American people to hear what Mueller has to say.

“We would see a transcript” of the interview, he said.

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The congressman said Mueller sees himself as apolitical and “he doesn’t want to participate in anything that he might regard as a political spectacle, especially if the Republicans on the committee start asking him about the beginning of the investigation. I’m speculating really,” he told Maddow.

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Trump said he would leave the decision up to Attorney General William Barr who stated last week he would not stop Mueller from testifying.

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No Democrat can win the party’s 2020 presidential nomination without supporting President Trump’s impeachment, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Graham, R-S.C., made the claim Wednesday on “Hannity,” adding that Democratic lawmakers appear to have a “radical agenda.”

“I don’t think you can get the Democratic nomination for president without advocating for the impeachment of Donald Trump,” Graham said.

TRUMP DEMANDS END TO ‘PHONY INVESTIGATIONS’ IN FIERY ROSE GARDEN STATEMENT, AFTER MEETING WITH DEMS CUT SHORT

“I don’t think you’re going to be able to survive in the Democratic Party … if you don’t call for Trump’s impeachment,” he added.

Graham claimed if House Democrats attempt impeachment proceedings, they will ensure Trump’s reelection.

But, he said most Democrats will not take Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report as the “final word” on the Russia investigation.

“Trump did not collude with Russia,” Graham stated. “The bottom line is the Democrats want an outcome, the Mueller report did not give them the outcome they wanted and they’re going to keep going until they get the outcome they want.”

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Graham projected that in the next wave of elections, “the public is going to kick the Democrats out of power and reelect the president – if he stays focused on doing the job for the American people.”

“I think Medicare-for-all means ‘Medicare-for-nobody’,” he said of a proposal popular with some 2020 Democrats.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew from the beginning of the Russia investigation that there was no evidence of collusion against the Trump presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes said Wednesday.

Nunes, a California Republican and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Fox News’ “Hannity” that Mueller knew then-candidate Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians to win the 2016 election.

MUELLER MUST TESTIFY IN CONGRESS BEFORE ANY TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PROCESS BEGINS: DEMOCRATIC REP. GARAMENDI

“He knew the day he walked in the door, he knew the day he walked in the door that there was no evidence of collusion,” Nunes told host Sean Hannity.

“But the Mueller dossier as we talked about the last few weeks, if people actually read it closely, they are going to find, this is an absolute joke.”

Nunes claimed that some of the information used in the Mueller report involved “circular reporting.”

“After $40 million, what do we have? We have these news stories regurgitated to the American public,” he said.

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Nunes said no American would want to be treated the way some subjects of the Russia investigation were treated.

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A House Democrat said Wednesday that he wants to hear testimony from Special Counsel Robert Mueller before any impeachment process begins against President Trump.

Rep. John Garamendi, of California, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was asked on “America’s Newsroom” whether he agrees with the growing calls from his colleagues to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.

“No, not right now,” he answered, saying Mueller and others must first testify publicly on their findings.

“Keep in mind that there were 10 instances that Mueller laid out of potential obstruction of justice,” Garamendi said.

HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN NADLER: TRUMP IS MAKING IT ‘MORE DIFFICULT’ NOT TO CONSIDER IMPEACHMENT

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PUSH IS PROOF DEMOCRATS HAVE AN ‘EMPTY AGENDA:’ REP. MATT GAETZ

The California Democrat said there was “very serious Russian involvement” in the 2016 election and though there was no collusion found by the Trump campaign, the American people deserve to hear the full picture.

“WIll that eventually lead to an impeachment process? Possibly, maybe not, but the American people need to understand the fullness of the Mueller report,” he explained.

At the White House Wednesday, President Trump demanded Democrats end what he called their “phony investigations,” as he delivered a fiery statement from the Rose Garden after a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer was cut short.

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The president had met for mere minutes with the two Democratic leaders in a session scheduled to discuss a possible bipartisan infrastructure package. But moments before that sit-down, Pelosi had accused Trump of having “engaged in a cover-up” regarding the Russia probe.

Trump suggested the comments, and the numerous investigations into him, have prevented them from negotiating.

“You can’t do it under these circumstances,” Trump said. “Get these phony investigations over with.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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A House Democrat said Wednesday that he wants to hear testimony from Special Counsel Robert Mueller before any impeachment process begins against President Trump.

Rep. John Garamendi, of California, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was asked on “America’s Newsroom” whether he agrees with the growing calls from his colleagues to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.

“No, not right now,” he answered, saying Mueller and others must first testify publicly on their findings.

“Keep in mind that there were 10 instances that Mueller laid out of potential obstruction of justice,” Garamendi said.

HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN NADLER: TRUMP IS MAKING IT ‘MORE DIFFICULT’ NOT TO CONSIDER IMPEACHMENT

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PUSH IS PROOF DEMOCRATS HAVE AN ‘EMPTY AGENDA:’ REP. MATT GAETZ

The California Democrat said there was “very serious Russian involvement” in the 2016 election and though there was no collusion found by the Trump campaign, the American people deserve to hear the full picture.

“WIll that eventually lead to an impeachment process? Possibly, maybe not, but the American people need to understand the fullness of the Mueller report,” he explained.

At the White House Wednesday, President Trump demanded Democrats end what he called their “phony investigations,” as he delivered a fiery statement from the Rose Garden after a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer was cut short.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The president had met for mere minutes with the two Democratic leaders in a session scheduled to discuss a possible bipartisan infrastructure package. But moments before that sit-down, Pelosi had accused Trump of having “engaged in a cover-up” regarding the Russia probe.

Trump suggested the comments, and the numerous investigations into him, have prevented them from negotiating.

“You can’t do it under these circumstances,” Trump said. “Get these phony investigations over with.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Rep. Devin Nunes accused the FBI of having “something to hide” when it comes to Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic who became a key figure in the investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Mifsud allegedly told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had damaging information about Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

“He is the first person that we know of on earth that supposedly knows something about the Russians having Hillary’s emails,” Nunes, R-Calif., said on “Fox News @ Night.”

“He has since denied that but (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller in his report claimed that Mifsud – or insinuated that Mifsud – was some sort of Russian asset. We know that this is not the case. In fact, we know that he was in the U.S. Capitol… just steps away from an intelligence committee.”

TREY GOWDY: SECRET FBI TRANSCRIPTS FROM RUSSIA PROBE COULD BE ‘GAME-CHANGER’

Republicans have been pushing for the release of key documents pertaining to the origins of the FBI counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.

Nunes, a ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News that the has sent letters this month to the CIA, FBI, NSA and the State Department asking for documents tied to Mifsud. He said all of the agencies except one – the FBI – have cooperated with his request.

He then made the leap, “The FBI is not cooperating, per usual, which means they’ve got something to hide.”

“It is impossible that Mifsud is a Russian asset,” Nunes added. “He is a former diplomat with the Malta government. He lived in Italy. He worked and taught FBI, trained FBI officials, and worked with FBI officials.”

The Mueller report states that Mifsud traveled to Moscow in April 2016. He then met Papadopoulos in London. It was allegedly at this meeting that Mifsud told Papadopoulos that he had “dirt” on Clinton. Papadopolous repeated this claim to an Australian diplomat who in turn told the U.S. government, which prompted the investigation into Trump’s campaign.

WHAT IS THE MUELLER REPORT? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Papadopulos told investigators that Mifsud talked to him about Russia having thousands of Clintons emails. Mifsud denied the claims. In October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Nunes, though, believes that the FBI is covering up what it knows about Mifsud and used flimsy information to go after the Trump campaign.

Nunes also weighed in on provocative comments made by former Rep. Trey Gowdy. The ex-South Carolina lawmaker and current Fox News contributor said unreleased transcripts from secretly recorded conversations between FBI informants and Papadopoulos could be “game-changing” if the public were ever allowed to see them.

Gowdy did not go into detail but Nunes believes he was talking about “exculpatory evidence on Papadopoulos.”

“That really does need to get out,” Nunes said. “It is one of many things that need to get out.”

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Nunes also said he sent eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice concerning alleged misconduct from “Watergate wannabes” during the Trump-Russia investigation, including the leaks of the “highly classified material” and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report. 

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Rep. Devin Nunes accused the FBI of having “something to hide” when it comes to Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic who became a key figure in the investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Mifsud allegedly told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had damaging information about Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

“He is the first person that we know of on earth that supposedly knows something about the Russians having Hillary’s emails,” Nunes, R-Calif., said on “Fox News @ Night.”

“He has since denied that but (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller in his report claimed that Mifsud – or insinuated that Mifsud – was some sort of Russian asset. We know that this is not the case. In fact, we know that he was in the U.S. Capitol… just steps away from an intelligence committee.”

TREY GOWDY: SECRET FBI TRANSCRIPTS FROM RUSSIA PROBE COULD BE ‘GAME-CHANGER’

Republicans have been pushing for the release of key documents pertaining to the origins of the FBI counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.

Nunes, a ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News that the has sent letters this month to the CIA, FBI, NSA and the State Department asking for documents tied to Mifsud. He said all of the agencies except one – the FBI – have cooperated with his request.

He then made the leap, “The FBI is not cooperating, per usual, which means they’ve got something to hide.”

“It is impossible that Mifsud is a Russian asset,” Nunes added. “He is a former diplomat with the Malta government. He lived in Italy. He worked and taught FBI, trained FBI officials, and worked with FBI officials.”

The Mueller report states that Mifsud traveled to Moscow in April 2016. He then met Papadopoulos in London. It was allegedly at this meeting that Mifsud told Papadopoulos that he had “dirt” on Clinton. Papadopolous repeated this claim to an Australian diplomat who in turn told the U.S. government, which prompted the investigation into Trump’s campaign.

WHAT IS THE MUELLER REPORT? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Papadopulos told investigators that Mifsud talked to him about Russia having thousands of Clintons emails. Mifsud denied the claims. In October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Nunes, though, believes that the FBI is covering up what it knows about Mifsud and used flimsy information to go after the Trump campaign.

Nunes also weighed in on provocative comments made by former Rep. Trey Gowdy. The ex-South Carolina lawmaker and current Fox News contributor said unreleased transcripts from secretly recorded conversations between FBI informants and Papadopoulos could be “game-changing” if the public were ever allowed to see them.

Gowdy did not go into detail but Nunes believes he was talking about “exculpatory evidence on Papadopoulos.”

“That really does need to get out,” Nunes said. “It is one of many things that need to get out.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

Nunes also said he sent eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice concerning alleged misconduct from “Watergate wannabes” during the Trump-Russia investigation, including the leaks of the “highly classified material” and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report. 

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Rep. Devin Nunes accused the FBI of having “something to hide” when it comes to Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic who became a key figure in the investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Mifsud allegedly told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had damaging information about Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

“He is the first person that we know of on earth that supposedly knows something about the Russians having Hillary’s emails,” Nunes, R-Calif., said on “Fox News @ Night.”

“He has since denied that but (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller in his report claimed that Mifsud – or insinuated that Mifsud – was some sort of Russian asset. We know that this is not the case. In fact, we know that he was in the U.S. Capitol… just steps away from an intelligence committee.”

TREY GOWDY: SECRET FBI TRANSCRIPTS FROM RUSSIA PROBE COULD BE ‘GAME-CHANGER’

Republicans have been pushing for the release of key documents pertaining to the origins of the FBI counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.

Nunes, a ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News that the has sent letters this month to the CIA, FBI, NSA and the State Department asking for documents tied to Mifsud. He said all of the agencies except one – the FBI – have cooperated with his request.

He then made the leap, “The FBI is not cooperating, per usual, which means they’ve got something to hide.”

“It is impossible that Mifsud is a Russian asset,” Nunes added. “He is a former diplomat with the Malta government. He lived in Italy. He worked and taught FBI, trained FBI officials, and worked with FBI officials.”

The Mueller report states that Mifsud traveled to Moscow in April 2016. He then met Papadopoulos in London. It was allegedly at this meeting that Mifsud told Papadopoulos that he had “dirt” on Clinton. Papadopolous repeated this claim to an Australian diplomat who in turn told the U.S. government, which prompted the investigation into Trump’s campaign.

WHAT IS THE MUELLER REPORT? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Papadopulos told investigators that Mifsud talked to him about Russia having thousands of Clintons emails. Mifsud denied the claims. In October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Nunes, though, believes that the FBI is covering up what it knows about Mifsud and used flimsy information to go after the Trump campaign.

Nunes also weighed in on provocative comments made by former Rep. Trey Gowdy. The ex-South Carolina lawmaker and current Fox News contributor said unreleased transcripts from secretly recorded conversations between FBI informants and Papadopoulos could be “game-changing” if the public were ever allowed to see them.

Gowdy did not go into detail but Nunes believes he was talking about “exculpatory evidence on Papadopoulos.”

“That really does need to get out,” Nunes said. “It is one of many things that need to get out.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

Nunes also said he sent eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice concerning alleged misconduct from “Watergate wannabes” during the Trump-Russia investigation, including the leaks of the “highly classified material” and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report. 

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