The top priority of Republican lawmakers upon their expected gaining control of the House of Representatives should be to root out political motivations from the American justice system, according to former Rep. Devin Nunez (R-Calif.).
Federal law enforcement has been hijacked as a cudgel against political opponents, argued Nunez, now head of Truth Social, the social media platform owned by former President Donald Trump.
If Republicans gain control of the House come January, they will be able to use subpoena power to gather information and “expose” improprieties in the justice system.
“They don’t have guns, they don’t have badges. They can’t go and arrest people. But they can issue subpoena after subpoena after subpoena, like we did back in ‘17 and ‘18, and expose all this corruption to the American people,” Nunez told Paul Greaney, host of EpochTV program “Newsmakers.”
Nunez was one of the key lawmakers forcing disclosure of FBI surveillance of people tied to Trump in 2016 and 2017. He discovered that the FBI obtained a secret spying warrant on Trump aide Carter Page using false allegations of Russian collusion peddled by individuals funded by Trump’s opponent in the 2016 election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Having been involved in this and having seen this corruption so close, to me, it’s the number one issue that’s out there … depoliticizing the justice system in this country,” he said.
“There’s nothing more important than that. Yes, energy independence important. Yes, the economy is important. Yes, health care is important. All these things are important. But nothing is more important than this criminalization that has occurred in our justice system here in the United States of America.”
Nunez particularly denounced the FBI for raiding Trump’s residence in Florida earlier this year.
“Going through his kids’ closet going through his wife’s closet. These are scary times,” he said, noting that such actions are “something that you would expect from dictatorships in third-world countries.”
Republican Congress members should launch investigations into such actions, he suggested.
“They have a responsibility to this country to try to get to the bottom of a whole host of these problems within the so-called Deep State,” he said.
“Really what it is, it’s the Department of Justice, working with first the Obama administration, continuing working with the left, and then now with the Biden administration to weaponize the Justice Department and use the intelligence agencies—most importantly, it’s the FBI that they’ve used—to weaponize this process.”