Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has had his name dragged through the mud over the last year, mostly because he offered evidence that President Trump was right about Russian collusion and Obama administration spying.
Nunes’ discovery of evidence that exonerated the Trump administration, while proving that members of the Obama administration may have been involved in criminal behavior meant to sway the 2016 election was the first blow against the Democrat Trump-Russia witch hunt. Nunes’ testimony delivered a crushing blow to the narrative that Trump had colluded with Russia, and it also revealed that Trump might have been right about Trump Tower being wiretapped by the Obama administration.
The Democrats responded to the revelations, not by disputing the facts that Nunes uncovered, but by attacking Nunes himself as a stooge of the Trump administration. It forced Nunes to step down from his position leading the House Intelligence Committee and led to an invasive ethic committee investigation into Nunes’ activities. That investigation is now over and Nunes has been cleared of any possible malfeasance. The inquisition against him found NOTHING, and has proven that the evidence he brought to the table was as rock solid as he always said it was.
Now Nunes is going on the offensive and blasting the intelligence community criminals who have been working against the American people in their attempts to undermine President Trump.
In an interview with Catherine Herridge of Fox News, Nunes excoriated the FBI and the DOJ for abusing their authority and he slammed congressional Democrats for continuing the farce of an “investigation” against Trump, because there was still NO EVIDENCE that Trump colluded with the Russians.
HERRIDGE: After an 8-month review the House ethics panel cleared the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes of revealing classified information while overseeing the Russian investigation.
NUNES: I think it gives people in the United States a scene into how dirty this place can be.
HERRIDGE: Speaking exclusively to FOX News, Nunes said the complaint filed by liberal groups was designed to shut down his investigation that revealed the unmasking, or identification, of Trump campaign associates by President Obama’s appointees in foreign intelligence reports.
HERRIDGE: Was the ethics complaint legitimate?
NUNES: No, I think this was just a clear design by the left working in conjunction with parts of our government to keep information away from me and the House Intelligence Committee.
HERRIDGE: Nunes publicly confirmed for the first time a month-long probe that goes well beyond the Russia case into the surveillance of Americans through the FISA, or the national security courts.
NUNES: I believe we have evidence that there is definitely abuses have occurred.
HERRIDGE: And Nunes pointed to the leaked conversation of the General Mike Flynn with the Russian ambassador and the Congressman said he is unaware of any leak investigation by the FBI or Justice Department.
NUNES: I hate to use the word corrupt, but they’ve become at least so dirty that who is watching the watchmen? Who is investigating these people? There is no one.
Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro is as angry as Nunes about the abuses from the intelligence community and she says that it’s time for Congress to take action against these corrupt government officials.
“There is a cleansing needed in our FBI and Department of Justice,” she said. “It needs to be cleansed of individuals who should not just be fired, but who need to be taken out in cuffs.”
“There were times in our history when corruption was so pervasive that examples had to be made,” Pirro said. “This is one of those times. Handcuffs for Andrew McCabe, deputy director of the FBI. The man at the hub, protecting Hillary and attempting to destroy Trump.”
“I, for one, am tired of investigations [and] politicians posturing — something more has to be done. The stench coming out of the Justice Department and the FBI is like that of a third-world country where money and bullies and clubs decide elections. It all started when cardinal [Jim] Comey destroyed our FBI with political hacks to set events in motion to destroy the republic because they did not like the man we chose to be our president. Well, it is time to take them out in cuffs.“
Pirro and Nunes are right.
The stench emanating from our intelligence community is terrible and something must be done to restore the American people’s faith in our justice system. If we can’t trust the leaders of the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, and other agencies… how are we supposed to have any faith that the government is acting legally and in our best interests (both are important)? We can’t.