Photo by: Susan Walsh Rep. Devin Nunes (right), chairman of the House Permanent Select committee on intelligence, has widened the net in the panel's investigation into the use of the unconfirmed Russia dossier against Donald Trump. (Associated Press/File)

House Expands Russia Probe to FBI, Justice Use of Unconfirmed Dossier to Snare President Trump

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has expanded its 2016 election investigation from a starting point of Russian interference to an end-game that focuses on federal law enforcement and how it conducted a drive to snare President Trump and his people.

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, California Republican, is accusing the Justice Department and the FBI of misleading him in “a pattern of behavior that can no longer be tolerated.”

He charges that Justice claimed it possesses no documents related to the infamous Trump dossier, then, under pressure, produced “numerous” such papers.

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Judge Denies Fusion GPS Bid to Quash Subpoena for Bank Records

A federal judge Thursday denied a request by Fusion GPS to void a House Intelligence Committee subpoena to provide bank records as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election campaign.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon found Fusion’s objections to the subpoena to be “unavailing” and denied the research firm’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that would have prevented it from handing over the documents.

Fusion GPS attorney Theodore Boutrous Jr. said the firm would appeal Leon’s ruling.

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