The investigation into President Pee Pee’s campaign ties to Russia is starting to become as messy as this damn administration.
Now it looks like House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) met a source on White House grounds last week, a day before he claimed that then-President-elect Vladimir TrumPutin was, in fact, subjected to surveillance in the final months of Barack Obama’s presidency, claims that he has now backtracked,WCVB reports.
At this point, there needs to be a separate committee investigation into this committee and, more specifically, Devin Nunes. And he might want to work a little harder in making it not look as if he’s in the president’s pocket.
For those not following any of this closely, here’s what’s been happening:
- Nunes is the head of what is supposed to be an impartial committee tasked with finding out exactly what, if anything, is going on with President Vladimir TrumPutin, wiretapping and Russia.
- During the meeting, the heads of the FBI and the National Security Agency both publicly stated that former President Obama never wiretapped the dumb-ass president at any time.
- Now, here is where things get fuzzy: It’s now being reported that Nunes met with some secret source on the White House grounds. According to CNN, Nunes was with a staff member Tuesday when he got a message and left the staff member and hopped in an Uber. Initially, Nunes’ whereabouts were unknown, but now it’s being reported that Nunes was on the White House grounds.
- Whatever documentation Nunes received, it didn’t show that Trump had been wiretapped but, rather, as Vox reports, “Trump officials had spoken to a foreign national whose communications were being monitored by U.S. intelligence, so their conversations were picked up despite the fact that they weren’t targets of surveillance.”
- Nunes did not take this information to the FBI or the other members of the House Intelligence Committee, but took the information back to the White House to brief the president.
- Nunes then held a press conference noting that “the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.” Nunes even implied that the president’s personal devices had been picked up, but he then moonwalked that comment back, saying that it was possible Trump had been recorded.
- Trump even boasted that he felt “somewhat” vindicated in hearing the news.
So let me spell it out for you: On Monday, Nunes was chairing a committee looking into wiretapping claims. On Tuesday he received information from an unnamed source on White House grounds. On Wednesday he told the president, and then went public implying, that the Obama administration tapped the president. He later backtracked that claim and then apologized for not sharing the news with the House Intelligence Committee.
All I know is this: It’s starting to look as if the White House gave Nunes information that made it look like Trump had been tapped, and then Nunes went out there and made it look like Trump had been tapped. In short, Nunes is looking like a stooge for the White House.
If your head is spinning, don’t worry, my head is spinning, too. If you’re lost, just know this: Someone had to sign Nunes onto the White House grounds. He wasn’t there by accident, and either Nunes is in on it or maybe he’s too stupid to realize he’s being played.