Laura Ingraham Grills Devin Nunes For Not Reading Russia Probe Documents: 'How Serious Are You?'

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Friday night called out Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for not reading a document he demanded and finally obtained from the Department of Justice on how the Russian collusion investigation started.

Ingraham on her show The Ingraham Angle pointed out that Nunes had warned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, that he could face contempt of Congress, or even impeachment, if he did not share the highly sensitive document.

“Now you’re getting slammed in response by CNN and now others that you asked for these documents and then you, Devin Nunes, have a staffer read them. You don’t read them. So how serious are you?” Ingraham said.

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“You just want to help the president. You’re not even reading the documents,” she continued. “What about that CNN report that came out today?”

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Nunes responded, “look I enjoy being attacked,” then said that Republican Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is the one who reviews all documents with investigators.

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“I’m not going to get into the processes that we use, but as the chairman of the committee, when they need documents, they come to me,” Nunes said. “We use the power that we have vested in us by the Constitution to try to force the Department of Justice and the FBI to comply with these document requests.”

Ingraham pressed Nunes harder.

“I think a lot of people want you to have these documents––then you don’t read them, it opens you up to criticism,” she said. “So I don’t understand why it compromises the investigation for you to say, ‘I read the documents that are necessary to do this investigation and I consult with my staff on the primary documents.’”

Nunes dismissed the document as a “page and a half” and that it did not contain the information he was seeking.

This article was first written by Newsweek

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