Nunes, Gowdy to get classified briefing on Mueller documents

Nunes, Gowdy to get classified briefing on Mueller documents
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesNunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election Gowdy: House Intel panel should release all transcripts from Russia probe House Republicans ask Trump to declassify Carter Page surveillance docs MORE (R-Calif.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyGowdy requests FEMA administrator’s travel records amid allegations Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election Gowdy: House Intel panel should release all transcripts from Russia probe MORE (R-S.C.) will receive a classified briefing on Thursday related to documents pertaining to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation. 

Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartDem says he'll investigate Trump money laundering allegations if House flips Interior Department should not remove the ovaries of wild horses GOP advances bill demanding documents from FBI MORE (R-Utah) told The Hill that the committee chairmen “are going to get access” to the documents Nunes has demanded in connection to Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Fox News reported that the committee chairmen will visit the Justice Department for the the briefing.

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The classified briefing reportedly follows a meeting at the White House on Tuesday between Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil Lisa Page bombshell: FBI couldn’t prove Trump-Russia collusion before Mueller appointment Ken Starr: 'Hell to pay' if Trump tries to fire Mueller MORE, his deputy and White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE.

Nunes has requested and filed a subpoena for heavily classified documents that relate to Mueller’s probe.

However, the Justice Department has been hesitant to comply with his request, warning that turning over the material could risk lives.

Nunes questioned that argument, saying on Sunday in an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that his request did not refer to an individual.

Nunes went on to suggest that "the only thing left to do" is hold Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill’s 12:30 Report — Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify | Kavanaugh denies allegations, says he’s willing to testify | 50 days from the midterms Ken Starr backs Mueller, says president 'must be held accountable' The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE in contempt for failing to produce the documents.

Conservative Republicans have taken aim at the Justice Department during the Russia probe, which they say is moving too slowly amid criminal charges and guilty pleas for President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE's associates. Lawmakers have criticized Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation after Sessions recused himself, of being slow to fulfill document requests.

A group of conservative representatives have even drafted eight articles of impeachment against Rosenstein. The articles make a series of charges against Rosenstein and question his credibility, reputation and fitness to serve.