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 RosensteinRosenstein, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Judge rules former WH counsel McGahn must testify under subpoena MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHouse Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea Duncan Hunter pleads guilty after changing plea Trump campaign steps up attacks on Biden 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 NunesThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today Controversy on phone records intensifies amid impeachment Tempers flare at tense Judiciary hearing on impeachment 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. 

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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 TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE. Democrats, on the other hand, have accused Republicans of trying to protect the White House from a probe into potential wrongdoing.