"Since that time we've been investigating the State Department and we especially have an interest in this electronic communication", Nunes said on "The Ingraham Angle". -- Nunes Statement on Access to FBI Electronic Communication Washington, D.C. - House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today: "After numerous unfulfilled requests for an Electronic Communication (EC) related to the opening of the FBI's Russian Federation counterintelligence probe, Chairman Trey Gowdy and I met this afternoon with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein".
The Justice Department also made 1,000 pages of classified materials available to the full House Intelligence Committee, which the department believes "substantially satisfied" Nunes' August 2017 subpoena.
"We're not going to just hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach", Nunes said to Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday evening.
A Justice Department official said the department had provided Nunes, ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and all committee members access to the document, with redactions "narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent, "The Washington Post reported".
The FBI opened its investigation on July 31, 2016, reportedly based on information passed to the bureau by the Australian government about George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser.
Nunes and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., went to the Justice Department to view the document, which is said to spell out the justification for launching the investigation n 2016 into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, CNN reported. "So they can either cough them up now, or it will get really complicated starting tomorrow night, and we'll have to take all the steps necessary in order to get the document".
"We are going to get the document".
Still, firing Mueller or Rosenstein would prompt a backlash from many Republicans on Capitol Hill, who have publicly cautioned Trump against taking steps against the special counsel's investigation.
Ingraham asked the California Republican if there was a chance that Wray and Rosenstein could face contempt charges if they refuse to comply.