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 NunesOvernight Energy: Trump signs order to divert water to California farmers | EPA proposes new rollback to Obama coal ash rules | Green group ranks Bloomberg, Klobuchar last in climate plans Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes California newspaper says it was excluded from event with Nunes, Bernhardt 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 RosensteinGraham requests interviews with DOJ, FBI officials as part of probe into Russia investigation DOJ won't charge former FBI Deputy Director McCabe Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts 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 TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries 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.