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Nunes alleges evidence of Mueller's team misleading Congress, the courts

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By April Bamburg | Mar 26, 2020

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U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes | Official photo

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and his team have been scouring FBI witness reports and say they have found evidence that members of Robert Mueller’s team may have misled the courts and Congress in their investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Nunes, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, suggested on the John Solomon Report that he and his team are getting ready to issue criminal referrals for members of the Mueller dossier team. This is not the first set of referrals that Nunes has made but they are the first to target Mueller’s team.

Of particular interest is George Papadopolous’ interview with the FBI at George’s Ice Cream and Sweets, in Chicago , on Feb. 3, 2017.  In this particular set of FBI witness reports, called 302s, those detailing the interview in question are, as Nunes says, the “first evidence of the Mueller team lying to court.” He may no longer be the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, but Nunes is still the panel's highest ranking Republican.

He told Just the News that the Mueller team’s allegation that George Papadopolous had tried to hinder efforts to locate and question Joseph Mifsud, when in the 302 form shows that he had suggested he could meet with the man at a later date.

“It’s a lie. It’s a total lie,” said Nunes during the interview for the John Solomon Report.

The witness report for the interview in question with Papadopolous provides information on on his efforts to locate Joseph Mifsud, and to give the FBI more information on Mifsud. He offered Internet articles that connected Mifsud to Russia and to the Kremlin. The memos said that Papadopolous told federal agents that Mifsud had introduced him to Vladimir Putin’s niece, although he hadn’t known of her connection to the Russian president until after the meeting.

He told federal agents that he had plans to go to London three weeks later, and thought he could meet with Mifsud then.

Throughout the interview, Papadopolous mentioned talking to his attorney, and the agents he spoke with reiterated that his participation in that and other meetings was voluntary, according to Nunes. Agents inquired about who his attorney was, and Papadopolous told them he would be getting in touch with an attorney on Feb. 4.

The memo reveals that the FBI agents who spoke with Papadopolous gave him a ride to East Chicago Way and North Miles Van Der Rohe Way (the Magnificent Mile) after he told them he was going to meet someone who was not identified in the memo, for dinner, Nunes said. When he left the vehicle, he told the special agent in charge of his interview that he would be speaking with his attorney and then he “wanted to get something going with this in the future.”

"I always assumed that Papadopolous probably was helpful. I mean, he's kind of alluded to that, that he offered to be helpful, but we had never seen the actual 302s," Nunes said during the interview on The John Solomon Report podcast.

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