Lots to unpack here, not the least of which is Devin Nunes‘ nose from Donald Trump‘s ass.
That investigation may have been completely derailed today when Nunes announced in a press conference on Wednesday that he had been given new information on the case.
He says he received intel that Trump WAS surveilled, but not due to being the target of surveillance. Rather, says Nunes, Trump was speaking to foreign targets of U.S. surveillance, and he and his team were recorded “incidentally.”
Um… WHO was Trump talking to??
Nunes would not reveal that information but assured the press it had nothing to do with that other investigation. You know, the one about Trump figuratively (and possibly literally) being in bed with Russia.
The Donald said he felt “somewhat” vindicated by this development, though even if it’s true it would still mean he was absolutely wrong about Obama wiretapping him and that he STILL owed the former POTUS an apology.
Of course, Nunes doesn’t see it that way; his defense all along has been that Trump, like The Bible or TV psychics, should not be taken “literally.”
We’re sure we’ll get more info on this development over the next few days. But let’s focus on Nunes for a second.
Notice that we didn’t say this info came out in a hearing of the HIC? You know, the committee running the investigation? The one Nunes is LEADING??
That’s because Nunes decided he should bring the info directly to the President first, before letting anyone else in the committee see it. Even though, of course, the President and his team are part of the investigation.
But hey, man. What else is new?
We mean, Nunes himself was part of Trump’s transition team, so it’s already a kangaroo court.
One person who is still surprised at the outrageous move is Nunes’ fellow committee member and Representative of California Adam Schiff, who responded with his own press conference on behalf of Democrats, and the rest of the committee, who apparently have NO IDEA what Nunes is talking about!
“If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been. The Chairman also shared this information with the White House before providing it to the committee, another profound irregularity, given that the matter is currently under investigation. I have expressed my grave concerns with the Chairman that a credible investigation cannot be conducted this way.”
Yeah, something tells us this investigation is going to be about as “credible” as a doctor with a degree from Trump U.
Schiff went on:
What do YOU think about all this, Perezcious readers??
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