Rosenstein, Wray pressed Ryan to narrow Nunes document request: report

Rosenstein, Wray pressed Ryan to narrow Nunes document request: report
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Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinDemocrats talk subpoena for Mueller Klobuchar: 'Don't think' there are reasons to investigate Mueller probe's origins Democrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash storm hits Capitol Hill Debate with Donald Trump? Just say no Ex-Trump adviser says GOP needs a better health-care message for 2020 MORE (R-Wis.) this week to request that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee narrow the scope of a document request, according to a Politico report.

The committee had issued a request for documents and witness interviews related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In the meeting with Rosenstein and Wray, Politico reported, Ryan suggested that the department release the full trove of requested documents.

The two sides eventually reached a deal, and Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRoger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI Overnight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon Schiff says DOJ hasn't complied with subpoena for Mueller report MORE (R-Calif.), the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, announced that the Justice Department had agreed to "provide the committee with access to all the documents and witnesses" it had requested. 


The meeting, which came at the request of Rosenstein and Wray, came as some congressional Republicans step up their criticism about the Justice Department's handling of the Russia probe, which, in particular, is looking at possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan, told Politico that the speaker "always expects the administration to comply with the House’s oversight requests, and he will support his chairmen when they make them."

Some Republican lawmakers have raised questions about partisanship in the Russia probe and whether investigators are unfairly targeting President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE. Democrats, on the other hand, have accused Republicans of trying to protect the White House from a probe into potential wrongdoing.