Chuck Grassley: The Deep State Would Not Have Been Exposed If Hillary Won
Senator claims that Clinton's election would have kept corruption hidden
Grassley praised Rep. Devin Nunes for his quest to expose alleged FBI corruption against President Trump before the 2016 election
"If Hillary Clinton had been elected none of this stuff would have been known. So I just congratulate him on being a patriotic person,” Grassley said.
Grassley, a long time critic of the FBI, grilled RobertMueller, who was the then FBI director in 2006, about what he called illegitimate surveillance of anti-war groups.
Nunes argued that Mueller's probe had no real basis for launching, alleging it was part of a “deep state” that plan to undermine Trump and cover for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Critics of Nunes like Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., accuse him of running interference for the Trump White House to cover up Russian collusion.
Nunes said he plans to send d criminal referrals to the Department of Justice regarding the scandal.
"We've been working on this for two-and-a-half years. We're prepared to, this week, to send those referrals over ... we think they're pretty clear,” Nunes said.
Grassley said he “presumes” Nunes has a list of individuals who potentially committed crimes in the FBI.
“I made similar referrals as a result of people saying they had information during the Kavanaugh hearing,” Grassley said.
“It ought to be looked into by the Justice Department, and then the Justice Department makes the final call.”
.@ChuckGrassley says @DevinNunes has done a "great service for the American people" by investigating corruption at the FBI.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 8, 2019
"If Hillary Clinton had been elected none of this stuff would have been known. So I just congratulate him on being a patriotic person." pic.twitter.com/9VCnxHuAU9
.@DevinNunes says now that Bill Barr is in place as AG, he can send criminal referrals to the DOJ regarding corruption at the FBI.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 8, 2019
"We've been working on this for two and a half years. We're prepared to this week to send those referrals over ... we think they're pretty clear." pic.twitter.com/4mh1yq0A17
According to the Washington Examiner: Still, at the center of the debate over the Mueller investigation are the details of his report, which most congressional Democrats says should be made public in full.
Attorney General William Barr has said he intends to make “as much of the report public as possible” while redacting information that cannot by law be released.
Meanwhile, Trump and his allies say they want “the people who started” the Russia probe to be held accountable.
“[Nunes] got into this very deeply,” Grassley said.
“I just congratulate him … for following through even though he is now in the minority to see that justice is served.”
In February, Neon Nettle reported that FBI emails revealed the Bureau was scrambling to protect Hillary Clinton's reputation in the days running up to the 2016 presidential election.
The FBI email threads show the agency's highest-ranking officials jumping through hoops to answer to Hillary Clinton's lawyer.
On the day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop, disgraced anti-Trump former agent Peter Strzok pounced on the situation by emailing Comey.