March 24, 2017

Nunes: I Had 'Duty' To Brief Trump

Caitlin MacNeal - TPM:

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) said on Thursday night that he felt an obligation to tell President Donald Trump about “incidentally collected” information on Trump and his associates from the intelligence community because the President has been criticized in the media.

“It’s clear that I would be concerned if I was the president, and that’s why I wanted him to know, and I felt like I had a duty and obligation to tell him because, as you know, he’s taking a lot of heat in the news media,” Nunes told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

As I wrote here, Nunes was on a mission that day. Not the mission requiring him to swear an oath to the Constitution, but rather a political mission to put party and president above country. He should be stripped of his chairmanship and removed from the House intelligence committee, and then considered for censure.

Funny how it turned out to be a non-event, though. He conveyed what was already known: Trump associates and perhaps the president himself were incidentally caught up in NSA eavesdropping. It’s almost as if Nunes’ act was a staged distraction for public and Congressional consumption.

The FBI won’t be distracted.

#Nunes #GOP #fraud #scandal #Trump #Russia

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