While Democrats are calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s unfruitful report on Russian collusion to be released publicly, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes has another idea in mind. He revealed this idea during a discussion Sunday with “Fox & Friends” co-host Katie Pavlich.
“Okay, so congressman, you talk about being obstructed by the department of justice, the FBI, and your investigation of the situation, but what about President Trump’s ability to declassify all of the documents that you are in pursuit of,” Pavlich said to the California congressman.
“He has the ability to do that and he has not done it. Do you think he still should?”
In response, Nunes said that yeah, Trump should declassify the documents that he believes prove that the investigation into Russian collusion is a corrupt, biased sham that was perpetrated by former President Barack Hussein Obama’s Department of Justice.
He should likewise consider burning the Mueller report. ?
“I believe so,” he said. “So the Mueller report, you know, a lot of people [are saying], ‘Well, what does this say?’ We can just burn it up. I mean, it is a partisan document!” he said.
It was a tongue-in-cheek remark, but the animosity behind it was real. Why such animosity? Because like he explained, the Democrats’ obsession with the Mueller report is a waste. What everyone’s true focus should be on is the corruption of the Obama Justice Department.
“What we really need to see is what was the FBI’s involvement with Fusion GPS. Who were they, who did they know about? … Fusion GPS was essentially the Hillary Clinton campaign. They were hired by the Clinton campaign, so we need to see all of that and need the FISA fully disclosed.”
Everything he said was correct.
During the 2016 presidential election, then-Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton hired the firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-Republican candidate Donald Trump.
That firm, in turn, hired a British spy to do the actual digging. This spy, Christopher Steele, in turn, recruited Russian operatives to find the actual dirt.
That dirt was eventually compiled into a dossier by Steele, forwarded to the Obama Justice Department and used by the FBI to begin surveillance of Trump’s campaign.
It was this series of events that led to Mueller’s installation as special counsel and subsequently an expensive, 2-year-long investigation that ultimately uncovered zero collusion.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments@realDonaldTrump was telling the truth
There was no collusion
This witch hunt is finally over
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 22, 2019
Because of all the shadiness involved with the Russian collusion investigation, many have long argued that another special counsel needs to be assigned to investigate the original investigation.
When asked by “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade about the prospect of a second special counsel, however, Nunes argued that one isn’t necessary anymore.
“You know, a second special counsel would have been great about a year and a half, two years ago. It would have been better to not have a need for a second special counsel because we wouldn’t have had an investigation in the first place, but I do have faith in the new attorney general.”
“I think he knows that it’s critical for the American people to have confidence in the FBI and the Department of Justice. It’s clear that this was not a widespread plague across the entire Department of justice. It was a few really really bad apples.”
His point was that the entire Department of Justice isn’t corrupt. Attorney General Bill Barr, who assumed office just a month ago, certainly isn’t among the “Deep State” culprits. To find out who the corrupt ones are, though, more information needs to be released.
And that information, he argued, is what’s important — not Mueller’s report, which as a reminder has proven nothing, despite costing American taxpayers millions of dollars.
This was the point of his “burn it up” spiel, but of course, the left is already twisting his words to tout a fake narrative about how he’s against justice and blah, blah, blah.
It’s amazing how much Devin Nunes sounds like the criminals I prosecute on a daily basis. https://t.co/KN0BKHXCN6
— Andrew Janz (@JanzAndrew) March 24, 2019
Anyone else really hoping that he is implicated in the obstruction of justice portion of the report?
— Lisa Simms (@simmspartyof5) March 24, 2019
Of course he’d say this he has an aversion to truth. It’s a republican affliction.
— Deb Harvey (@Lilha1050) March 24, 2019
Nazis were big fans of burning documents that did not agree with their ideology.
— MaterialMattersLLC (@MM2LLC) March 24, 2019
Sounds like something you might say if you were worried you were implicated in some crime being revealed.
Plus, if it’s partisan, Mueller and most of his team are republicans (despite what Trump keeps trying to say)
— Robin (@phouka_rf) March 24, 2019
They’re taking him literally just like they took the president literally when he jokingly asked the Russians to find Clinton’s missing emails during the election three years ago.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Democrats are incapable of understanding humor, sarcasm or tongue-in-cheek remarks. The reason why will likely forever remain a mystery to even the greatest of scientists (Trigger warning to Democrats: That was a joke!)
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