Friday, March 24, 2017

Conservative Republican Devin Nunes chooses Trump over America

Two days ago, conservative Republican Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee personally went to President Donald Trump to tell him that his campaign associates may have been inadvertently recorded by American intelligence. Note that the Trump associates were not the targets of the surveillance. Nor was there any indication of illegality. And according to Nunes, these communications had nothing to do with the Russia interference with the 2016 election investigation.

After I heard this, I said to myself, "What the ... ?" Trump's campaign is under investigation for possible collusion with the Russians. This akin to the police investigating a mob murder and the chief of police going to the Mafia Don or Donald, and talking to him about criminal surveillance about him. We don't know where the information Nunes is talking about came from. Nunes won't say. Which makes it ironic if it is coming from a leaked source because the conservative Republicans were whining about leaks on Monday.

But what do I think Nunes was doing? I believe he was giving cover to Trump for making the false claim that former President Obama was wiretapping him at Trump tower. Nunes was part of the Trump transition team. If that wasn't bad enough, he does this. He is not impartial to be on the investigation. But from what I saw on Monday, none of conservative Republicans on the investigation should be.

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