Rep. Nunes sets deadline for DOJ to say whether FBI used informants against Trump

Rep. Devin Nunes is interviewed by Sinclair Broadcast Group on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 on future investigations into the FBI's handling of the Russia investigation. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

WASHINGTON (Circa) -- Rep. Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, has set a Monday night deadline for the DOJ to release information related to the FBI's relations with the Trump campaign during the election.

Nunes wants to inquire about whether confidential informants were used against members and associates of the Trump campaign, The Hill reports.

The representative sent a letter to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein requesting the information before 5 p.m. on Monday. The FBI recently said they've turned over thousands of documents to legislators who are trying to discover the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election.

"For more than a year, the Committee has been struggling to get the DOJ, including the FBI, to comply with duly issued subpoenas. In many instances, information provided to the Committee has been incomplete and the Committee is later told that additional responsive information what not provided because it was not specifically requested," Nunes writes in a letter to the Department of Justice.

Nunes highlights his two main points of inquiry in the letter with bullet points.

* Who - you or Director Wray - is responsible for compliance with the Committee's subpoenas and requests that have been issued to the DOJ, including the FBI?
* Did the FBI use informants against members or associates of the Trump campaign and if so, how many informants were used and how much money was spent on their activities?

You can read the full letter for yourself below:

UPDATE: The DOJ responded to Chairman Nunes in a letter sent on Monday night. Stephen E. Boyd, assistant attorney general, says "your letter asks whether the Department and the FBI 'intend to obey' the law. We believe that is exactly what the Department and the FBI have been doing as we have been responding to the Committee's subpoenas and requests."

Read the full letter below:


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