Winter Donation Drive

We're in our 16th year of exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit and need you now more than ever. Can you spare $20 for 2020? If so, then please donate today and read more about why we need your help.

Read time: 2 minutes

Rep. Nunes: 'I Had A Duty To Tell Trump, He's Taken A Lot Of Heat In The News Media'

Rep. Devin Nunes does himself no favors by telling Sean Hannity that he broke the House Intelligence Committee protocols by running to Trump first because the media has been mean to Trump.
Views:

Rep. Devin Nunes gave more reason to support his removal from ever being part of any investigation into the actions of the Trump administration when he told Sean Hannity that he ran to Trump first, instead of briefing his Intelligence Committee because he felt like he "had a duty and obligation to tell [Trump] because as you know, he's been taking a lot of heat in the news media."

When has it ever been the job of the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of any party to act as the protective surrogate of a president, exclude members of his committee to hold impromptu press conferences, with no evidence in hand and then run to the White House to brief them?

Sean Hannity set up the segment as if Rep. Nunes actually exposed a real surveillance program, that targeted Trump and was instituted by the Obama administration, which is not the case.

Hannity said, "In fact surveillance took place in November, December, January of the president-elect, his transition team. What else do you know?"

First of all, incidental collection is not the same as active surveillance.

Since Rep. Nunes is part of Trump's transition team, was he also caught up in incidental collection? Bet on it.

Nunes responded by saying he thought it was important that he briefed the Speaker, the press and Trump. He never confirmed that Trump was under "surveillance."

Hannity responded by clucking about Trump felt vindicated, even if it was in an incidental way and Rep. Nunes said he couldn't go into it since he hadn't read all the reports that went into it.

Nunes expressed his deep conviction that "The president should be concerned" and that's why he "had a duty and obligation to tell him, because as you know, he's been taking a lot of heat in the news media and to some degree there are things he should look at."

Rep. Nunes should be forced to recuse himself from being part of any investigation pertaining to any of the Trump administration's actions and or connections to Russia. He cannot be a surrogate for Trump and objectively investigate the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia during the election.


Winter Donation Drive

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

Via PayPal:
Or mail checks to:
CrooksandLiars.com
PO BOX 66310
Los Angeles, CA 90066

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.