Nunes, Gowdy to get classified briefing on Mueller documents

Nunes, Gowdy to get classified briefing on Mueller documents
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesIvanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California Republican leader: ‘For all practical purposes’ there’s no difference between an FBI informant and a spy The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — The art of walking away from the deal MORE (R-Calif.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyWhite House lawyer’s presence at FBI meetings sets off alarm bells for Dems Dems after briefing: 'No evidence' spy placed in Trump campaign House GOP sets three FBI interviews in Clinton probe MORE (R-S.C.) will receive a classified briefing on Thursday related to documents pertaining to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation. 

Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartKoch-backed group to target some Republicans over spending vote in new ad campaign Conservatives leery of FBI deal on informant GOP split on immigration is a crisis for Ryan’s team MORE (R-Utah) told The Hill that the committee chairmen “are going to get access” to the documents Nunes has demanded in connection to Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Fox News reported that the committee chairmen will visit the Justice Department for the the briefing.

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The classified briefing reportedly follows a meeting at the White House on Tuesday between Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinThere is no justice in undermining the special counsel investigation Schumer: Call off GOP-only 'sham briefing' on FBI informant Bowing to pressure, White House to host bipartisan briefing on Russia investigation MORE, his deputy and White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE.

Nunes has requested and filed a subpoena for heavily classified documents that relate to Mueller’s probe.

However, the Justice Department has been hesitant to comply with his request, warning that turning over the material could risk lives.

Nunes questioned that argument, saying on Sunday in an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that his request did not refer to an individual.

Nunes went on to suggest that "the only thing left to do" is hold Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsKamala Harris: Trump should send officials to testify on immigration policy separating migrant families Trump blames Democrats for separating migrant families at the border Dem lawmaker to Melania: Your husband separating immigrant children from their parents is not a 'Be Best' policy  MORE in contempt for failing to produce the documents.

Conservative Republicans have taken aim at the Justice Department during the Russia probe, which they say is moving too slowly amid criminal charges and guilty pleas for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela Ivanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California MORE's associates. Lawmakers have criticized Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation after Sessions recused himself, of being slow to fulfill document requests.

A group of conservative representatives have even drafted eight articles of impeachment against Rosenstein. The articles make a series of charges against Rosenstein and question his credibility, reputation and fitness to serve.