Fox News’ Brit Hume smacks down claim Nunes memo ‘totally vindicates’ Trump
Fox News analyst Brit Hume (Photo: Screen capture)

Fox News host Brit Hume on Saturday poured cold water on Donald Trump’s claim that a memo, drafted by staffers for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), “totally vindicates" him.


Trump on Saturday morning tweeted that the controversial memo,which discusses FISA warrant applications for onetime campaign adviser Carter Page—“totally vindicates” him in the Russia investigation.

On Twitter Saturday, an apparent Trump-backer argued the president was referring to the bogus claim that former President Barack Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower in 2016.

“I believe his vindication tweet was about the ‘Wiretapping.’” the user insisted. “The media went crazy and beat him in the head with that for weeks. Where are the corrections to that story?”

Trump last year claimed—without evidence—that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. The president once said he felt “somewhat vindicated” for making that bogus claim after Nunes (yes, that same Nunes) publicized allegations the previous administration “unmasked" members of the Trump campaign and transition officials. Nunes’ Senate counterpart, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), told reporters the “unmasking” scandal was “created by Devin Nunes.”

As Hume pointed out Saturday, the “wiretapping” claim on Trump Tower and the FISA warrant on Page are two separate claims.