The ongoing battle for Justice Department documents led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is coming to a head this week and Nunes vowed "hell to pay" if results are not produced as soon as Monday, up to and including impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
"The deadline is this week, so if documents do not begin to be turned over [Monday] and a clear way and path forward for everything else is not clear here in the next couple days, there's going to be hell to pay by Wednesday morning," Nunes told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo "It's not just about the committee chairman any longer.
"This is about rank and file members of Congress who continue to come up to me and say, 'What on earth are you guys doing?' I have many members of the Intelligence Committee that are Republicans that are trying to get to the bottom of these issues, they're relying on me to get the documents, so that they can complete the investigation that we began."
The recourse, Nunes told Bartiromo, is getting the House of Representatives involved "to take action against the Department of Justice and FBI" – and "it's not going to be pretty."
"We can't force the resignation [of Rosenstein], right, but we can hold in contempt, we can pass sense of Congress resolutions, we can impeach – look, I think we're getting close to there," Nunes said Sunday. "If they don't have good reasons why they haven't provided us this information, the American people's patience have run out. My patience has run out. You had the Speaker of the House [Paul Ryan, R-Wis.] and [House Oversight Committee] Chairman [Trey] Gowdy gave them every opportunity to try to clear all of this up.
"There's just no time left anymore. It just looks like they're trying to run out the clock, as I've said many times on your show."
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