Rep. Mark Meadows is on the warpath to expose #SpyGate players.
Daily Caller reports that Meadows said Tuesday that House Republicans plan to submit criminal referrals to the Justice Department against two or three individuals associated with Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the anti-Trump Steele dossier.
“I can tell you that there are two or three individuals that we believe could have potentially given false testimony to Congress. We have been looking at that, reviewing not only the Mueller report, but comparing those to transcribed interviews that might have happened in Congress,” Meadows said at an event hosted by The Washington Post.
Meadows is also part of a congressional force taking aim at disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen, who is heading soon to prison.
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Michael Cohen lied to investigators, lied to the Oversight Committee under oath at least twice, and is now even openly lobbying Democrats to help keep him out of jail.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) April 30, 2019
But one of the biggest moves Meadows has made, is calling for an investigation into the Robert Mueller-James Comey relationship and connection.
Rep. Mark Meadows said on Tuesday he is most interested in investigating the eight-day period that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.
The North Carolina Republican and House Freedom Caucus chairman said key to the effort will be looking at official’s “motivations” in the days after President Trump fired James Comey as his FBI director in May 2017.
“From the time of the firing of James Comey to the selection of Bob Mueller as the special prosecutor,” Meadows said at a Washington Post Live event. “Those nine days or so in there. There were a number of things going on within the DOJ and FBI, some of which has been reported on, some of which have not.”
Meadows, a member of the House Oversight Committee, has been a leading investigator of alleged anti-Trump bias in the upper echelons of the DOJ and FBI.
Of greatest interest to Meadows are Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and reports that said he discussed using the 25th Amendment against Trump to remove him from office and wearing a wire to secretly record the president.
Meadows said those are not “normal suggestions that would come from the deputy attorney general.”
Rosenstein and the Justice Department have disputed that these were ever a serious consideration, but some top officials, including former top FBI lawyer James Baker took it as being a legitimate discussion.
The Justice Department announced on Monday that Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to Trump, effective May 11, weeks after Mueller wrapped up his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.