Rep. Meadows: Whistleblowers Now Coming Forward; Indictments on the Way

By Susan Jones | June 13, 2019 | 6:18am EDT
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

( - As House Democrats try to redo the Mueller investigation, Republicans are focused on the origins of that investigation -- what prompted the FBI to launch a counter intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told Fox News Wednesday night that whistleblowers are starting to talk -- and he thinks indictments are coming.

Meadows spoke on the same day the Democrat-led House intelligence committee held a hearing titled, “Lessons from the Mueller Report."

The hearing was called to "explore the significant counterintelligence threats to the U.S. democratic system posed by the numerous links and contacts between members of the Trump campaign, transition and administration, and Russia and its proxies, as documented in Volume I of Mueller’s Report."

Fox News's Sean Hannity asked Meadows and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) if U.S. intelligence officials outsourced spying on the Trump campaign to foreign allies.

Nunes, the ranking member of the iintelligence committee, said, "We don't know yet," but that's what Attorney General William Barr and Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham are trying to find out. "We have a right to know what countries were involved in this," he added.

Meadows told Hannity:

We’re getting a lot of whistle-blowers, primarily whistle-blowers are coming forward because they believe Attorney General Bill Barr and John Durham are willing to get to the bottom of it.

So people that perhaps were afraid under previous leadership to actually say, well, we knew this was wrong, they’re coming forward now.

And when we look at intelligence, we know the intelligence community shares a lot of information. What we also know…is that the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele, his dossier -- not only does it have his origins with Fusion GPS and the Democrat National Committee, but other players that are connected -- Sidney Blumenthal -- and they were shopping it to every media outlet that they possibly could and the FBI knew it.

That’s the problem, the FBI knew it prior to that first FISA and here they are using it as credible information for a FISA application? I just think that that's totally wrong.

Hannity asked both men where they see the investigation going, and who should be worried:

“People need to go to jail, people need to be held accountable and I believe indictments are on their way," Meadows said.

Nunes said former FBI agents involved in text messages should be concerned, as should "the dirty operations arms of the Clinton campaign."

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