Rep. Devin Nunes is leading a group of House Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that has been reportedly quietly investigating the FBI and Department of Justice in an attempt to prove the salacious Trump “pee-pee” dossier was mishandled by the corrupt agencies.
As per Politico, which broke the story:
A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally — mishandled the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to four people familiar with their plans.
A subset of the Republican members of the House intelligence committee, led by Chairman Devin Nunes of California, has been quietly working parallel to the committee’s high-profile inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. They haven’t informed Democrats about their plans, but they have consulted with the House’s general counsel.
The people familiar with Nunes’ plans said the goal is to highlight what some committee Republicans see as corruption and conspiracy in the upper ranks of federal law enforcement. The group hopes to release a report early next year detailing their concerns about the DOJ and FBI, and they might seek congressional votes to declassify elements of their evidence.
Nunes is also the Republican lawmaker who claimed he had proof Trump was incidentally surveilled, an effort to prove Trump’s untrue Obama wiretapping tweet was actually fact.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
That whole thing ended up in a giant bungled mess that led right back to Nunes’ midnight run to the White House.
In September, the Justice Department confirmed they had no evidence Trump’s tweet had merit, despite Nunes’ comically bad efforts at defending Trump.