Nunes demands original document that prompted Russia investigation

Nunes demands original document that prompted Russia investigation
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesBlack Caucus sees power grow with new Democratic majority Nunes's 2018 Dem challenger launches voting rights group Democrats: Concentrate on defeating, not impeaching MORE (R-Calif.) is demanding the original FBI document that outlines the bureau's reasoning for opening a counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign's alleged connections to Russia. 

His deadline for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI to provide the unredacted document is April 11. In a letter sent Wednesday to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay Rosenstein5 myths about William Barr William Barr's only 'flaw' is that he was nominated by Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Shutdown fallout — economic distress MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Nunes threatened to take legal action if the agencies do not comply, noting that the committee issued subpoenas in August that "remain in force."

According to Nunes, the previous response to his request was a "heavily redacted version" of the document, which Nunes called "unsatisfactory." 

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Nunes also requested unrestricted access to four Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications the DOJ used to obtain a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.  

The application was at the center of a controversial committee memo written by Nunes and the panel's Republican majority that claimed the DOJ had improperly obtained the warrant by using information contained in a salacious dossier of opposition research on then-presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees MORE.

Republicans have declared the House committee's investigation into Russian interference concluded without evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign. Some Democrats on the committee have said they will continue the investigation.