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Devin Nunes threatens to sue the FBI and DOJ if they don't provide this key info

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sent a letter to the FBI and the Department of Justice demanding that they provide documents that explain the origin of the investigation into Russian collusion before the 2016 election. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a letter demanding that the FBI and the Department of Justice provide a key piece of information in the investigation of Russian collusion, and threatened legal action if they didn't.

Here's what Nunes wants

Nunes is demanding that his committee be provided with the document that kicked off the investigation into allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

Nunes sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of the State Department over the matter.

"More than a month ago," Nunes said in the letter, "I requested Director Wray's assistance in gaining access to an unredacted version of an Electronic Communication (EC) related to the opening of of an FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and responsive to the August 24 subpoenas, which had been made available to the Committee in heavily redacted form."

Nunes said that he told Wray via phone that the redaction was unsatisfactory, but the FBI later indicated that they would be unable to further unredact the document.

"The document in question is not highly classified, and law enforcement sources have apparently not been shy about leaking to the press information that the Department and Bureau refuse to share with Congress," he argued.

Nunes concluded the letter saying "you are hereby directed to produce to the Committee, by Wednesday, April 11, 2018, an unredacted version of the EC, along with any and all responsive documents previously made available for in camera review, including but not limited to the Carter Page FISA applications."

"Be advised that failure to comply in a satisfactory manner will result in the Committee pursuing all appropriate legal remedies, including seeking civil enforcement of the August 24 subpoenas in federal district court," he warned.

Nunes has accused former members of the Obama administration of abusing the FISA warrant process in order to surveil members of the Trump campaign, possibly for political advantage.

[H/T: The Daily Caller]

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