House Republicans May Make Criminal Referrals After Mueller Team Misconduct Exposed

‘I always assumed that Papadopolous probably was helpful….’

Devin Nunes / IMAGE: CSPAN via Youtube

(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) After evidence emerged that members of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team withheld information from the courts and Congress, House Republicans said they are considering taking action against them.

That action would most likely be a criminal referral, according to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the former House Intelligence Committee chairman who is now ranking member.

“We’re now going through these 302s, and we’re going to be making criminal referrals on the Mueller dossier team, the people that put this Mueller report together,” Nunes told investigative reporter John Solomon of Just the News.

Nunes specifically referred to declassified FBI memos that prove at least one of Mueller’s team members withheld potentially exculpatory information about former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopolous, and his willingness to work with the FBI during Mueller’s investigation.

These memos are “our first evidence of the Mueller team lying to the court,” Nunes explained. “It’s a lie. It’s a total lie.”

Papadopolous tried to help the FBI locate a key witness named Joseph Mifsud, according to the memos obtained by Solomon through a FOIA request.

But in his sentencing recommendation, Mueller team member Aaron Zelinsky claimed Papadopolous obstructed the Mueller team’s attempts to find Mifsud.

“I always assumed that Papadopolous probably was helpful. I mean, he’s kind of alluded to that, that he offered to be helpful, but we had never seen the actual [memos],” Nunes said.

If Nunes moves forward with criminal referrals, the Justice Department would need to investigate Mueller’s team members and/or review the accuracy of Mueller’s final report, according to Just The News.

Nunes mentioned U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is currently investigating the origins of Mueller’s investigation. Durham could turn his attention to Mueller’s team, and not just the intelligence community, Nunes said.


McConnell Vows Quick Vote on Next Justice; Biden Says Wait

(Headline USA) The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high...

How Ginsburg’s Death Could Reshape the Presidential Campaign

(Headline USA) A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87; Nation-Defining Nomination Battle Ahead

(Associated Press) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died...

In Wake of Riots, Trump Gains Surprise Ground in Solid-Blue Minnesota

(Headline USA) A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and...

Biden Draws Crowd of 200 on Campaign Trail, Largest Real Audience Since March

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden desperately tried to salvage the loss of another solid blue state while campaigning Friday in Duluth, Minnesota. Biden met with...