House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) revealed Friday his committee plans to release more memos as they continue to investigate the government’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation.
Nunes’ comments came the same day his committee released the much-anticipated “FISA memo,” which showed that investigators used the “anti-Trump dossier” to seek a secret FISA warrant against Carter Page, an adviser who worked on the Trump campaign.
What did he say?
Appearing on Fox News, Nunes said the release of Friday’s memo merely completed “phase one” of his committee’s investigation and they plan to release future memos as the investigation deepens.
“We are in the middle of what I call phase two of our investigation, which involves other departments, specifically the State Department and some of the involvement that they had in this,” Nunes said.
“That investigation is ongoing and we continue work towards finding answers and asking the right questions to try to get to the bottom of what exactly the State Department was up to in terms of this Russia investigation,” he explained.
Nunes did not specify or explain how or what role the State Department played in the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation.
What else did he say?
Aside from providing Fox News anchor Bret Baier with direct answers to a series of questions, Nunes explained the campaign that colluded with Russians in 2016 was the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Speaking of the dossier, Nunes said: “In fact there’s a good chance — lets not forget where the dossier came from — it came from Russians.”
“So there’s clear evidence of collusion with the Russians — it just happens to be with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee,” he explained.
Watch Nunes’ comments below:
The relevant portion about future memos begins around 12:45. The portion about Clinton collusion begins around 10:20: