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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Nunes Kept House Intel in the Dark About FBI Probe Reply with quote

Nunes Refused to Tell House Intel What’s Next for His DOJ-FBI Probe
The house intelligence chief is pushing ahead with his controversial investigation. But on Monday, he wouldn’t tell his colleagues where the probe is going.
Betsy Woodruff, Spencer Ackerman

Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, says he’s investigating the FBI and Justice Department. But at a committee meeting on Monday, he declined to give members details that were requested about the direction of that investigation, The Daily Beast has learned.

At a committee meeting on Monday evening, members voted unanimously to release a Democratic rebuttal to Nunes’ instantly-infamous memo, which alleged the FBI improperly sought authorization to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser. But while the vote was unanimous, the committee hearing was tense, according to multiple sources familiar with the proceedings.

Members on the committee wanted Nunes to provide additional detail on his efforts to investigate the DOJ and FBI—an inquiry Nunes first confirmed to Democrats last week, as his justification for denying Bureau and Justice officials a chance to detail their objections to the release of his memo. Nunes, according to sources familiar with the matter, declined to share details of that investigation with members.

That might seem like a small, passive-aggressive moment in yet another of Capitol Hill’s endless partisan squabbles. In reality, it’s much more. Nunes and his White House allies already have put enormous pressure on the FBI’s leadership. A deputy FBI director named in the document has stepped down, and the Justice Department official overseeing the Russia probe—Rod Rosenstein, lifelong Republican—is facing increasing criticism fellow Republicans. Three quarters of Trump voters now say the FBI is biased against the president, according to a recent poll.

Nunes’ next steps could go even further to undermine public faith in the various probes into the Trump-Russia nexus.

And what makes the situation particularly unusual is that the committee’s rules require its chairman to consult with the top member of the other party when starting a probe. Adam Schiff, the committee’s top Democrat, told reporters last week that Nunes did not consult with him before starting his new investigation.

It’s the latest example of a jagged divide between the committee’s Republicans and Democrats. Those tensions came into relief over the previous few weeks, when Republicans pushed to release the controversial memo Nunes’ staff wrote. The document claimed that senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department misled a secret surveillance court about the political provenance of ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier when asking a judge to permit surveillance on Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/nunes-refused-to-tell-house-intel-whats-next-for-his-doj-fbi-probe
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: ‘Elaborate Fantasy’ of GOP Memo Reply with quote

Seth Meyers Tears Apart ‘Elaborate Fantasy’ of GOP Memo
“This administration is so incompetent they cover their tracks with bigger tracks.”
Matt Wilstein
02.01.18 9:52 PM ET

“Republicans have concocted an elaborate fantasy about a conspiracy deep within the FBI to destroy Donald Trump,” Seth Meyers warned ominously Thursday night. And now that the infamous Nunes memo could be released at any moment, the situation is only going to get worse.

The Late Night host listed off some of the many ways in which Trump and his administration have potentially obstructed justice over the past year, including the time that his communications director Hope Hicks allegedly said the emails that led to Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian officials “will never get out.”

“Not only did the emails get out,” Meyers said, “the comment about how the emails would never get out got out. This administration is so incompetent they cover their tracks with bigger tracks.”

“And yet, as more evidence comes out about Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice, Republicans in Congress are becoming more aggressive about protecting him,” the host continued, bringing him to the memo, which even Trump’s hand-picked FBI director wants to keep classified.

But while Vice President Mike Pence is speaking out on “the public’s right to know,” Meyers isn’t buying it. “Oh, really?” he asked. “In that case, will you release Trump’s tax returns? Will you release the White House visitor logs? Will you release all the Russia-related emails? Will you release Eric?” With each question, Pence could be seen shaking his head above the host’s shoulder.

“There’s a very clear through-line here, from the initial false statement about the Trump Tower meeting to the secret GOP memo,” Meyers said. “At every turn, the Trump team has sought to conceal the truth and interfered with an investigation to get at the truth.”

“Mike Pence, don’t you have any shame?” he asked. No. No, he does not.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/seth-meyers-tears-apart-elaborate-fantasy-of-gop-memo
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:17 am    Post subject: Trump LaP-DOG Nunes WHINES about Being Mocked Reply with quote

Trump LaP-DOG Devin Nunes WHINES about Colbert Mocking Him - Calls it ‘Dangerous for the Country’
Published on Mar 3, 2018

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) lashed out at “the left” on Fox News Saturday after being mocked by CBS The Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Friday night.

Colbert derided the Fresno Republican as a “failed clone of Steve Carrell” during a trip to DC investigate the dueling memos issued by Intel Chair Nunes and ranking member Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Following Colbert’s “investigation of the investigators” segment, Fox News personality Neil Cavuto asked Nunes about Colbert’s comedy sketch.

“Yeah well, I think this is the danger that we have in this country, this is an example of it,” Nunes warned. “So the left controls not only the universities in the country, but also control Hollywood in this country, and the mainstream media, so conservatives in this country are under attack and I think this is a great example of it, so I hope they’ll continue to do it.”

https://youtu.be/Z5gpSZGP8N4


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:27 am    Post subject: Nunes identifies a political 'danger' Reply with quote

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gops-nunes-identifies-political-danger-stephen-colbert?cid=eml_mra_20180305

GOP’s Nunes identifies a political ‘danger’: Stephen Colbert
03/05/18 01:00 PM—UPDATED 03/05/18 01:07 PM
By Steve Benen

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) hasn’t done
his career any favors lately. The gambit behind his ridiculous “memo”
failed spectacularly; Democrats are demanding Nunes’ ouster from his
powerful post; and last week, the California Republican was credibly
accused of leaking texts from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ranking
member to Fox News as part of an unusually misguided partisan stunt.

Slate added last week that Nunes’ greatest hits include “being forced
to admit that he hasn’t personally read the court documents that he
based an FBI–Hillary conspiracy memo on, being forced to admit that the
FBI actually did disclose the information about Trump ‘dossier’ author
Christopher Steele that Nunes had accused it of not disclosing, and being
forced to admit that he had coordinated his statements about the phony
Obama ‘wiretapping’ story with the White House and then lied about
it.”

But don’t worry, Nunes’ embarrassing failures and ruined reputation
haven’t stopped him from identifying the real dangers facing the nation.

One of the nation’s exercises in democracy can be found on late-night
TV. Hosts crack sharply critical jokes about the country’s politicians
without fear of retribution from said politicians.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sees that
exercise very differently. He told Fox News Channel that a skit Stephen
Colbert did mocking Nunes’s memo alleging FBI bias in the Russia
investigation is a danger to the country.

Colbert aired a segment late last week, showing him on Capitol Hill
distributing a joke memo he’s prepared. The five-word document read,
“Devin Nunes is a [redacted],” and the CBS host asked various people
what they thought the redacted word might be.

“I think this is the danger we have in this country,” Nunes told Fox
News a day later. “This is an example of it.” The congressman added
that Colbert and others on the left “attack people who are trying to get
to the truth.”

Oh, where to start.

First, Colbert is a comedian, and while I realize this is the Trump era,
and there’s an unsettling authoritarian streak in certain corners,
American politicians should probably avoid describing late-night talk-show
hosts as being part of a national “danger.”

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has access to the
nation’s most sensitive secrets, and in theory, he’s acutely aware of
real threats. Stephen Colbert isn’t one of them.

Second, we’ve all had ample opportunity to see the kind of work Devin
Nunes does, and the idea that he’s someone “trying to get to the
truth” is demonstrably silly. The California Republican is trying to
protect his party and its president, even if that means becoming a
national punch-line.

Or as one of Nunes’ GOP colleagues put it last year, “You have to keep
in mind who [Nunes] works for. He works for the president and answers to
the president.”
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 am    Post subject: Stephen Colbert Responds To Devin Nunes Reply with quote

This may have been posted before, I didn't check.

Stephen Colbert Responds To Devin Nunes
Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox News he wasn't aware of Late Show reaching out for comment during Stephen's trip to Washington. But Stephen has receipts.

https://youtu.be/hgqy3o6ec-8


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Sam Nunberg: I’ll ‘End Up Cooperating’ With Mueller Reply with quote

OH, OK
Sam Nunberg: I’ll ‘End Up Cooperating’ With Mueller

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg appeared to reverse course Monday night, telling the Associated Press that he is “going to end up cooperating with” special counsel Robert Mueller. That followed a series of bizarre cable-news interviews in which Nunberg said he would refuse to comply with a subpoena and wouldn’t appear before a grand jury, arguing that the special counsel was going beyond its mandate by asking for his email communications with other Trump campaign officials. “I think it would be funny if they arrest me,” Nunberg said on MSNBC.

https://apnews.com/amp/d77276cfdf0a4f3b9c526363ddbeb7c4?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition

*****
Sam Nunberg: I’m Not Drunk

Following a day of bizarre televised outbursts, CNN’s Erin Burnett confronted former Donald Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg about allegations he’d been drinking, as reported by The Daily Beast. “You’ve done six interviews this past four hours,” Burnett said to Nunberg during an interview, “Talking to you, I have smelled alcohol on your breath.” Nunberg replied, “I have not had a drink.” Burnett then asked whether he had taken “anything else.” Nunberg replied, “No, besides my meds. Anti-depressants. Is that OK?” Nunberg then said that it was unfair he was being pilloried by the Trump camp, saying, “They can say whatever they want, they are pathetic… I didn’t steal from the campaign, I didn’t have an illicit affair with a married man. All I did was work with him for four and a half years, and now I get this crap,” at which point Burnett hastily terminated the conversation.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/06/politics/sam-nunberg-robert-mueller-investigation/index.html?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: More to come... Reply with quote

Devin Nunez said on a talk show tonight that Lisa Page and Peter Strzok will be hearing from his committee shortly.

Oh dear Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: More to come... Reply with quote

UnMask wrote:
Devin Nunez said on a talk show tonight that Lisa Page and Peter Strzok will be hearing from his committee shortly.

Oh dear Exclamation

I thought the House Committee had stopped its investigation? confused
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:54 am    Post subject: What’s going on? Reply with quote

The House Committee said on Wednesday they had finished and would be submitting a report so why would they say they wish to interview more people unless Unmask has lost his marbles and just thinks he saw Nunes saying that.... super grin
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: What’s going on? Reply with quote

inkling7 wrote:
The House Committee said on Wednesday they had finished and would be submitting a report so why would they say they wish to interview more people unless Unmask has lost his marbles and just thinks he saw Nunes saying that.... super grin

Or it's Nunes who lost his marbles, if he ever had any, and forgot that the House investigation has been closed. Anyway, who can believe anything Nunes says? Apparently, only UnMask wink shameless grin

That info about contacting Page and Strzok is contradicted by this article:

Devin Nunes defends House Intelligence's decision to end Russia probe
by Diana Stancy Correll | March 16, 2018 12:19 AM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes defended the conclusion his panel reached earlier in the week about Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying they found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

“There’s no reason to continue this [investigation] because we have no evidence of collusion; we’ve turned up nothing,” the California Republican said on Fox News Thursday evening.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/devin-nunes-defends-house-intelligences-decision-to-end-russia-probe

So on Thursday he says the investigation is done, and on Sunday he says they're gonna call more witnesses? Rolling Eyes
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