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 Jay RosensteinShowdown looms over Mueller report If Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Dem candidate says he faced cultural barriers on the campaign trail because he is working-class Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest Head of top hedge fund association to step down 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 NunesConservatives wage assault on Mueller report Hillicon Valley: EU hits Google with .7 billion antitrust fine | GOP steps up attack over tech bias claims | Dems ask FTC for budget wishlist | Justices punt on Google privacy settlement Devin Nunes 'cow' parody account overtakes Nunes in Twitter followers 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 TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE. Democrats, on the other hand, have accused Republicans of trying to protect the White House from a probe into potential wrongdoing.