WATCH: Devin Nunes tells Sean Hannity the Russians 'could have information on Comey'
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA), photo by Gage Skidmore and screenshot of James Comey during his ABC News interview. Composite image.

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Fox News personality and close Donald Trump confidante Sean Hannity to try out a new deflection defense of the Republican administration.


On the same day former FBI Director James Comey's new book, A Higher Loyalty, was publicly released, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence went on Fox News to shield the White House.

Congressman Nunes began by misquoting the former FBI director.

"I think he said it's 'certainly possible that the Russians could have information on Trump,'" he claimed.

Comey's quote, in an ABC News interview, was actually far more specific, referring to the salacious Steele Dossier.

“I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013,” Comey said. “It’s possible, but I don’t know.”

Congressman Nunes then deflected by listing other things that were "possible."

"Well, it's certainly possible that the Russians could have information on Comey," Nunes suggested. "It's certainly possible that the Russians could have information on Hillary Clinton. It is certainly possible that they have information on all kinds of people."