Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: Devin Nunes insists he is not a Kremlin stooge at CPAC — and blames Obama for creating ‘this Russian threat’

Published

on

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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.”

Watch video below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

So long, Steve King: 9-term white supremacist GOP congressman from Iowa loses primary

Published

on

U.S. Congressman Steve King, a nine-term Republican of Iowa, has just lost his primary to a GOP challenger. It's a huge fall from grace: In 2014 The Des Moines Register labeled the former earth-moving company founder a "presidential kingmaker."

But his racist, white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic remarks and disturbing ties to far right radical European politicians – including one he endorsed who has ties to a neo-Nazi, finally caught up with him.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

When the president’s son-in-law truly was a great success

Published

on

For many Americans, the idea of the president tasking his son-in-law with solving national, even international, crises, seems problematic, if not absurd. But it happened once before and turned out to be the kind of “great success story” our current first family wants us to believe in again. Slightly over a century ago, as the US mobilized for the First World War, the nation faced devastating breakdowns of its financial and transport systems. In response, President Woodrow Wilson leaned heavily on his talented and experienced Treasury Secretary, William McAdoo, who just happened to be his son-in-law. Looking back at this episode tells us a lot about what makes for successful emergency management at the highest levels of government.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Here are 7 ways Donald Trump is just like Henry Ford — and why that’s not good for American democracy

Published

on

On May 21, speaking at the Ford Motor Company’s Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Donald Trump paid his latest homage to Henry Ford, lauding the family’s “good bloodlines” with Ford’s great grandson sitting in the front row.

Ford, like Trump, was obsessed with bloodlines—with the idea that race and genetic origins determined who counted as the “best people.”

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image