(National Sentinel) Swamp Drain: The head of the House Intelligence Committee is reportedly planning to produce an extensive, detailed report that documents extensive “FBI corruption” amid “secret talks” to build criminal cases against senior officials.
Under consideration is a report that includes a “warts and all” summary of serial abuses of power and corruption at the country’s premier federal law enforcement and counterterrorism agency.
As noted by Newsmax, the report would highlight the conduct of some FBI officials into last year’s investigation of suspected Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, people familiar with the plans have said.
This would come as Republican supporters of President Donald J. Trump in Congress have stepped up efforts to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s “collusion” probe amid allegations of anti-Trump bias on his prosecutorial and investigative team.
The goal is to cast doubts on any findings he may produce regarding allegations that Team Trump and Russia conspired to steal the election from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The Republicans’ “intent here is not to do oversight,” said House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said.
“The intent here is nothing short of discrediting Mueller, then discrediting the Justice Department, then discrediting the FBI, then discrediting the judiciary, should the judiciary convict some of the people that Mueller has charged or may charge in the future,” adding that the GOP criticisms are “an effort to tear at the very idea that there is an objective truth.”
But as noted earlier, Republicans and the Intelligence Committee’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., have been meeting in secret to discuss theories and scenarios regarding the actions and motivations of key FBI and Department of Justice officials who appear to have conspired against then-GOP candidate Trump.
As reported by Politico, a group of Republican House members have gathered in secret for weeks to investigate potential corruption at the department after being frustrated by their lack of progress in getting DoJ officials to turn over documents and other materials to explain how the FBI used the infamous “Trump dossier.”
Those familiar with the chairman’s plans say the goal of the effort is to point out what several committee Republicans believe is systemic corruption and an ongoing conspiracy by upper FBI and DoJ ranks.
The group plans to release a report early next year laying out their concerns about DoJ and FBI officials tied to the “Trump-Russia collusion” and Clinton email investigations. They may also seek a vote in Congress to declassify portions of their evidence.
Observers say House Republicans appear to be building a criminal case against key FBI and DoJ officials while imploring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to examine their evidence.
In November reports noted that Sessions was considering a second special counsel to investigate the manner in which the FBI and DoJ conducted their criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s improper handling of classified information.
Also, Sessions has called on a senior Justice Department attorney to look into appointing a special counsel to investigate recently demoted official Bruce Ohr’s contacts with Fusion GPS.
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