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
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.@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/zJuEu7xPwM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 6, 2018
‘Backing out again?’: Trump ridiculed for trying to ‘wimp’ out of debate with whiny letter about the topics
President Donald Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien sent a long, rambling letter to the Presidential Debate Commission attacking them for being all-in for Vice President Joe Biden and demanding that they change the debate topics.
Moderator Kristen Welker said that the topics they intend to discuss will be fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, issues facing American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership in general. Stepien complained that "national security" or "leadership" doesn't have enough to do with foreign policy as he would prefer.
Trump says he could raise $1 billion in a single day — he just doesn’t want to
Speaking at a rally in Prescott, Arizona, this Monday, President Trump gave an excuse as to why he's not matching Joe Biden when it comes to fundraising, saying that he'd be "the greatest fundraiser in history" -- all he'd have to do it call up every Wall Street firm and major company in the U.S.
"I would take in more money, but you know what? I don't want to do that, because if I do that I'm totally compromised -- because when they call me, you know, you're a loyal person and what happens, is, hey -- you'll do things..." Trump said.
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Ghislaine Maxwell loses court battle to keep her Jeffrey Epstein testimony sealed: report
Ghislaine Maxwell lost in court two different ways on Monday, the Miami Herald reports.
"A federal appeals court dealt Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged madam to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, twin blows late Monday by declining to consolidate her appeals in numerous overlapping cases and striking down her effort to thwart release of a controversial deposition she gave in a now-settled civil lawsuit," the newspaper reported. "The three-judge Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held more than two hours of oral arguments last week, and issued a succinct Monday afternoon order holding that a lower court judge did not err in order the release of a 418-page deposition from April 2016 that could shed new light on the Epstein empire."