Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., teased more criminal referrals against Justice Department and FBI officials on Monday as a colleague of his plans to submit one of his own.
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced on Sunday he is ready to send eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr this week related to the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.
In a tweet, Meadows, a member of the Oversight Committee, said it was the “right move” and hinted that there is more to come.
“The right move from @DevinNunes. More criminal referrals to come. And certainly more deserved. Overwhelming evidence shows multiple FBI + DOJ executives abused their power to undermine a duly elected President Trump. They will be held accountable,” Meadows said.
The right move from @DevinNunes. More criminal referrals to come. And certainly more deserved. Overwhelming evidence shows multiple FBI + DOJ executives abused their power to undermine a duly elected President Trump. They will be held accountable. https://t.co/aiX9kPVV0J
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) April 8, 2019
Like Nunes, Meadows has been a leading GOP investigator of alleged misconduct and bias within the upper echelons of the DOJ and FBI, including the anti-Trump text messages of former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
Last month he told Fox News of the coming release of documents that will “show” U.S. ambassadors conspired with the FBI and the Justice Department to harm President Trump, suggesting they were part of a “Deep State” plot.
Nunes has not disclosed any names of people ensnared in his referrals, but he did break down three categories in which they fall on Sunday, including conspiracy to lie to Congress and the FISA court.
Nunes also suggested his effort could drastically expand to encompass dozens of people.
“We think there’s only a few people behind these leaks but there could be multiple people, so on the global leak referral, there could be several individuals,” Nunes told Fox News. “When you look at the conspiracy that could get up to a dozen, two dozen people.”
Author: Daniel Chaitin
Source: Washingtonexaminer: Mark Meadows: More criminal referrals coming, ‘overwhelming evidence’ shows DOJ, FBI abuse