Forget collusion between Donald Trump and Russia — according to House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), it was Hillary Clinton who should be investigated for working with the Kremlin to undermine her opponent.
Discussing links between Nunes’ controversial declassified memo and a request written by two Senate Republicans to investigate Trump-Russia dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele, Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed that the two documents taken together paint a portrait of collusion between Clinton’s campaign and the Kremlin.
“Sir, are there crimes committed here?” he asked Nunes, who appeared to agree and said he hoped viewers “understood” Hannity’s comments.
“We have a clear link to Russia,” the chairman said. “You have a campaign who hired a law firm, who hired [dossier author firm] Fusion GPS, who hired a foreign agent, who got information from the Russians on another campaign.”
“It seems like a counterintelligence investigation should have been opened up against the Hillary Campaign when [the FBI] got a hold of the dossier,” Nunes continued, “but that didn’t happen either.”
Later, Nunes reiterated that he has seen “clear evidence of collusion — that the Democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians.”
Nunes: "There's clear evidence of collusion — that the Democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians…It goes to what they accuse you of is what they are actually doing."
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) February 6, 2018
Watch below, via Fox News:
.@DevinNunes: “It seems like the counter intelligence investigation should’ve been opened up against the Hillary campaign when they got ahold of the dossier. But that didn’t happen, either.” #Hannity pic.twitter.com/zJuEu7xPwMADVERTISEMENT
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 6, 2018
Latest Supreme Court’s decision takes Trump pardon away from Paul Manafort: report
Former campaign chair for President Donald Trump has managed to get away with not giving prosecutors any information to indict others involved in the 2016 election scandals. It has prompted many to suspect that he was working to score a pardon from the president, but now it appears that option is off the table thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a 7-2 ruling, the Court said that a person could be tried twice for the same crime if one is in a federal court and the other is in a state court. Trump's justices split the decision, with Brett Kavanaugh supporting the majority and Neil Gorsuch joined with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Alex Jones accused of sending child pornography to lawyers representing Sandy Hook victims
Attorneys representing victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre who are suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation have accused the InfoWars host of sending them files containing child pornography.
The Connecticut Post reports that court documents filed on Monday show that the law firm representing the Sandy Hook victims claims that it discovered several inappropriate images involving children in a large stash of electronic files that Jones had been ordered to turn over.
‘Art of the Deal’ ghostwriter Tony Schwartz: ‘I can’t say I’ve ever seen Trump running more scared’
The ghostwriter for Donald Trump's "Art of the Deal" book observed on Monday that the president is "running more scared" than he has ever seen.
Tony Schwartz made the observation in a tweet that came after days of angry presidential tweets and interviews.
"I can't say I've ever seen Trump running more scared," Schwartz wrote. "The more worried he feels, the more lies he tells."
I can't say I've ever seen Trump running more scared. The more worried he feels, the more lies he tells.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) June 17, 2019