Obama authorities threatened with subpoena in Russia probe

10 authorities from the Obama-era State Department and White House have been cautioned by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., that they will deal with subpoenas if they choose not to comply with a query into the origin of the federal Russia investigation and other matters.Rep.

Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

Nunes composed a letter Monday to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., prompting the Republican leaders to speak with the individuals in an "open setting," the Washington Inspector reported.

The committees likewise are examining the Justice Department's and the FBI's handling of the probe of Hillary Clinton's supposed abuse of classified details in addition to the companies' use of the Foreign Intelligence Security Act to spy on at least one member of the Trump campaign.Nunes told the Fox New

Channel's Laura Ingraham the authorities can be forced to affirm because they are American people."They can plead the Fifth,"the congressman said Monday night." This isn't going to resemble the documents where we've needed to continue to battle with the Justice Department in order to have access to documents. This is much different. These are all American citizens. They will, if they do not agree to appear under oath, and affirm, then they will be subpoenaed. That I might inform you for sure."Nunes was referencing his ongoing fight with Deputy Chief law officer Rod

Rosenstein and other DOJ authorities over the provision of documents relevant to the Clinton and Russia probes.Last week, the House passed a resolution placing a July 6 deadline on all impressive files. Nunes released a memo in February that pointed out then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe mentioning the Justice Department and the FBI depend on the notorious anti-Trump file of" salacious and unproven "info from confidential Russian sources to get a warrant from a secret court throughout the 2016 election project to spy on Trump campaign assistant Carter Page.The congressional reviews just recently exposed that numerous Obama administration State Department authorities were informeded of the dossier in 2016 and that its author, Christopher Steele, briefed State Department officials in October of that year.Officials. on Nunes list connected to the examination of declared Trump-Russia collusion are Elizabeth Dibble, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in London; Victoria Nuland, former assistant secretary of state

for European and Eurasian affairs; and Jonathan Winer, former unique envoy to Libya.Nunes likewise sent out a letter Friday asking Gowdy and Goodlatte to interview 17 present and previous Justice Department and FBI officials.The intel panel chairman told Ingraham more names will be submitted later this week.