Devin Nunes is a little upset right now. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that the California congressman is angry that you read his name just now, knew who he was, and didn’t immediately associate him with the “grit” and “courage” that Donald Trump ascribed to him on Monday as he appeared on Fox News to advance more lies about his memo:
Representative Devin Nunes, a man of tremendous courage and grit, may someday be recognized as a Great American Hero for what he has exposed and what he has had to endure!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
But, oh, the memo. It was supposed to be the end of all this Russian investigation mess for the Republicans! It was supposed to prove once and for all that the, um, the FBI — uh… Wait, what was it supposed to prove? Oh yeah, prove that the same FBI who publicly reopened a closed case about Hillary Clinton in which there was perhaps one one-millionth the evidence against her as there is against Trump just ten days before the election that their interference likely cost her was actually, um… working FOR her? Or something.
Nunes left many, many Americans just as confused, since we all watched what happened with our own two eyes — nothing in the memo was needed in order to see that if the FBI was working against anyone in 2016, it was ostensibly the Democrats. Which would make sense, since literally everyone being complained about — Comey, Mueller, McCabe, Rosenstein, Wray — is a registered Republican and have been their entire lives.
But Devin was unhappy about the reception that this memo got, and he told his pal Sean Hannity all about it on Monday night.
He might have been happier with how it all turned out if he hadn’t been forced to admit that the entire primary premise of it — that the FBI didn’t disclose its intel source used to request a surveillance warrant on Carter Page — was absolute bullshit. Or maybe he would have been happier if the memo didn’t undercut its own secondary premise — that the Mueller investigation started with Carter Page — by saying right in the memo that it started with George Papadopoulos instead.
Either way, Hannity, and the nation, got to witness an epic meltdown.
Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot, if Donald Trump or George Bush or Karl Rove had paid for information, and then George W. Bush’s FBI had opened an investigation into the Obama campaign because they were talking to Russians ― which by the way, really did happen, the Obama campaign was talking to Russians back in 2008 ― and open up a counterintelligence investigation using dirt and dug up and paid for by the RNC and George W. Bush supporters?
“This town would be on fire. Every reporter would be following around Karl Rove and George W. Bush all over town. Yet it’s crickets from the media.
“I mean, it is embarrassing. It’s absolutely embarrassing, and I mean, I’m almost flabbergasted because I thought, at least, there would be some ounce of credibility left. but there really isn’t any.”
Of course, the Obama campaign wasn’t “talking to the Russians,” because that would be a violation of the Logan Act and he would never have taken office. Even if it had been found out after the fact, he would have been impeached for it, with a hostile Congress during almost his entire administration. I’m fairly certain they would still be trying to lock Barack Obama up for violating the Logan Act to this day, if Devin Nunes had a stitch of evidence that had happened.
His party must be just thrilled to see him on television, shoving his foot further down his throat. I think he’s about to the upper thigh at this point.
So here’s your laugh for the day. Enjoy it, and remember how silly Devin Nunes looked on Hannity as we watch him get indicted on obstruction charges.
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