California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes will bring his criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr early this week.
Nunes has publicly said he has eight initial charges against numerous individuals for leaking, lying to Congress. The representative, who has been in the middle of probing the FISA abuse during the Obama administration, suggested that some journalists should be questioned about the leaks.
Nunes, ranking member of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, also said he will give the referrals directly to Barr since there are still questionable characters working within the upper ranks of the Department of Justice and FBI.
Barr will more than likely refer these charges to existing investigations being conducted by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and/or Federal Attorney John Huber since he has also hinted that the clearing out of rogue elements within the DOJ still needs to be completed.
I am very confident that within Nunes referrals is a charge against fellow California democratic congressman Adam Schiff, who now chairs intelligence committee. Schiff was requested to step down from that position by republicans last week after the release of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found no collusion with the Russians and no obstruction of justice by the Trump administration or campaign.
Since the charges deal with classified information we will not know who is being charged by Nunes, but it is safe to say that the upper echelon of the Obama administration along with the intelligence chiefs and DOJ and FBI officials will be included.
I have a sense that the Nunes charges and all the supporting classified documents contained within the charges may be just the information that either Huber or Horowitz need to move their respective cases forward.