House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Saturday insisted there was no evidence that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives.
Nunes, who was a member of Trump’s transition team, said at the Conservative Political Action Conference that former President Barack Obama had “emboldened” Russia and Vladimir Putin.
“We hit a reset button,” the congressman said, “with Hillary Clinton. Then we said we were going to pivot to Asia because we were going to be friends with the Russians.”
Nunes also noted that former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was mocked for calling Russia a threat in 2012. “And President Obama had that great line, all the media laughed about it, that the 80s wanted their foreign policy back, something like that. Everybody laughed. Who created this Russian threat? It was the last administration that put us in this position.”
Nunes also denied being an agent of the Kremlin himself.
“I was asked to serve on the transition team. It was at that point I began getting accused by all sorts of media and some platforms that I was some sort of secret Russian agent,” he remarked. “If anybody was going to be accused of being a Russian agent, I would have been down towards the bottom of the list, after you listed all the Democrats in Congress.”
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