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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 NunesMcCarthy unveils House GOP task forces, chairs Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues MORE (R-Calif.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey GowdyTrey GowdyPompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy The Hunter Biden problem won't go away Sunday shows preview: Joe Biden wins the 2020 election MORE (R-S.C.) will receive a classified briefing on Thursday related to documents pertaining to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s investigation. 

Rep. Chris StewartChris StewartEPA administrator: We don't plan to return 'verbatim' to Obama-era water regulation On management of Utah public lands, Biden should pursue an accountable legislative process Georgia AG rejects prosecutor's request for Rayshard Brooks case to be reassigned 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 RosensteinProtect the police or the First Amendment? Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office 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 SessionsOne quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors Biden fills immigration court with Trump hires Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report 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 TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' 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.