DeSantis Asks Speaker Ryan to Declassify DOJ Documents Related to Steele Dossier
On January 3, 2018, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes announced that his committee will receive all documents it sought from the Department of Justice related to the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation. The American people have a right to know to what extent the federal government made use of the dossier.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, today sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan asking him to direct Chairman Nunes to utilize the process described in Rule X of the House Rules to declassify documents in the committee’s possession related to the Steele dossier.
DeSantis issued the following statement:
“The bureaucracies at FBI and DOJ have refused to answer basic questions about the origins of the Russian counterintelligence investigation or provide a full accounting of how the government utilized the Steele dossier. The American people deserve answers. I am asking Speaker Ryan to ask, pursuant to House rules, Chairman Nunes to declassify any documents his committee may have related to the Steele dossier, as maintaining integrity in our nation’s law enforcement agencies is integral to our democracy.”