Sean Hannity of Fox News said this past Monday his sources reveal that information regarding corruption allegations against the FBI and Justice Department may be released soon. In his words, those charges are “extraordinarily damning.”
Hannity made the bold prediction during an interview with Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz and Rep. Mark Meadows (R- N.C.). Their discussion involved the so-called “five buckets of information” and upcoming criminal referrals that focus on the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.
According to Hannity:
“There are going to be criminal referrals issued this week by Chairman Nunes. There are going to be — the president, I interviewed last week — there will be the FISA applications released. There will be [FBI] 302s released, [and] there will be Gang of Eight material. We’ve identified five buckets of information that will be extraordinarily damning. I know that to be the case, based on all of my sources.”
The “five buckets” involve discussions Hannity had with House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) over the last several months. Both have talked throughout this year about the fight for the release of information related to potential misconduct of federal officials.
Nunes told Hannity earlier in the week that he is ready to submit a criminal referral this week. His decision comes in response to President Trump’s announcement he intends to release unredacted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants made during early stages of the Russia investigation.
Meadows said last month that release of these documents will prove U.S. ambassadors conspired with the FBI and the Justice Department to harm Trump. Meadows said we must hold someone accountable for such a violation of Americans’ civil liberties.
He told Hannity:
“They’re not going to like that, Sean … It’s all about civil liberties and making sure those civil liberties are protected. If we cannot count on our government to protect those precious rights to privacy without warrants and warrantless searches, then we’ve got a real problem.”
“Some of those criminal referrals are justified. Certainly, declassification that gets to the bottom of this is justified. At the same time, we have to protect our national security interests.”
Meadows told Hannity at the first of this week that information he has clearly indicates a ‘Deep State.’ He says he has evidence of “sitting ambassadors” who were involved with the FBI and DOJ in a concerted attempt to undermine Donald Trump.
Meadows and others are pushing to declassify the FISA documents because he believes when the American people see what he has seen, they will judge for themselves and know that this has all been a hoax.”
Some of this information has already made it to the public eye due to House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-Ga.). Because of his efforts, private testimony provided to a task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees as part of their investigation into potential bias in the Justice Department and FBI has been released.
Collins worked tirelessly to unveil information concerning former FBI special officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Strzok who worked for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation was removed from the investigation and was later fired by the FBI. Page also left the Mueller team following the controversy and departed the FBI.
Nunes has yet to name who will appear in the referral, but he hasn’t hesitated to rail against what he pointedly calls collusion between the Democrats and the Russians.
He points to the use of the unverified and now-discredited Steele dossier by the FBI to secure FISA warrants so it could spy on onetime Trump campaign official Carter Page as proof of a failed operation to deny Trump the presidency.
Appearing on Fox Business a before his interview with Hannity, Nunes said there will certainly be one referral to start and “possibly more to follow.”
He believes the initial referral will “grab everybody that we need to grab to make sure that there’s a proper investigation done,” but said there may be more to “to supplement” the first.
Nunes is looking to Attorney General Robert Barr to complete an investigation begun last year by a joint GOP-led task force comprising the Judiciary Committee and the Oversight Committee. Key to that effort is roughly 15 transcripts of interviews conducted by the task force last year.
Considering these revelations, it’s no wonder House Democrats are doing all they can to discredit AG Barr.