Senior House Republicans Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) blasted the Department of Justice on Monday for their anonymous attacks on top House GOP staffers
The Sessions DOJ allegedly leaked the name of House GOP staffer Kash Patel for a hit piece in The New York Times this past weekend.
FOX News reported:
Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind “anonymous attacks” in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committee’s well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election.
The same House staffer is also a driving force behind the latest Russia records standoff.
“I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone,” South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News on Monday. “The members make the final decision and are responsible for them, not staffers.”
Citing a former federal law enforcement official, The New York Times reported that Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia probe, felt “misled” by Nunes’ staff over House Intelligence Committee investigator Kash Patel’s travel to London last year…
… the House Intelligence Committee says the staffer was already in London on committee business.
“The story that Kash flew to London to meet with Christopher Steele is false, no matter how many times it’s reported,” House Intelligence Committee staff director Damon Nelson said.
Nelson said he asked Patel and another staffer to try to make contact with Steele’s lawyer as part of an effort to obtain an address to send Steele an invitation to testify to the committee.
“Anonymous DOJ officials who imply to reporters that Kash has ever been dishonest about this are spreading an outright falsehood,” Nelson said. “If the anonymous DOJ officials want the truth, they can talk to me.”