Republican commentator Rick Wilson explained that if the Republican members of the “Gang of 8” had discovered anything in their classified FBI and Justice Department briefing that proved there was a “spygate,” that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) would have been the first to scream it from the rooftops.
“I think the big lie of the week that was exposed was if they had found anything in this Justice Department briefing, Devin Nunes would have run out of there like a monkey with his ass on fire to say there was a spy that they caught and knew who it was,” Wilson told an MSNBC panel Sunday.
He went on to explain that Nunes would have turned the findings into a “giant show.” Instead, they didn’t say a word. It’s enough to make Wilson think that the move was simply another “play” from team Trump.
“Like the former Nunes memo and the so-called ‘unmasking scandal’ and all the other things that they have played out as cards over the last year that have failed and failed again and again because the substance of this — the FBI was playing by the rules. They were going by the book on this. This wasn’t something that was — you know, as Gen. [Michael] Hayden said this was normal. You want your counterintelligence services to go after hostile foreign intelligence operations of which there was one targeting this campaign.”
Wilson went on to note that special counsel Robert Mueller is known for being “extraordinarily methodical” and is not the kind of person to produce cases that are “flimsy.”
“I think what will happen is we will see a report that is granular, that is detailed and that is undeniable, and we will see that there are a lot of behaviors by the Trump team before, during and after the campaign and during the administration that all add up to a very ugly public picture,” Wilson said.
He closed by saying that at some point the Trump team will have to contend with the actual case and the facts that will be revealed. He assumed that there will always be Trump loyalists who believe whatever the president says, but that the vast majority of Americans will weight the evidence that is presented and decide for themselves without the spin from Fox News.
“And, you know, the law and the facts eventually have a gravity and a weight and a power of their own, and, you know, the BS tornado that these guys are used to deploying about everything out there eventually there’s a sense of gravity to it and you don’t — you’re not able to evade it forever.”
Nunes is known for rushing to the White House after garnering information in the Russia investigation. He made the decision to close the House Intelligence Committee investigation long before the Senate and Mueller wrapped up his investigation. Nunes proclaimed Trump was innocent of everything.
Nothing was found in the briefing to verify Trump’s “spygate” conspiracy theory, sources said.
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White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car
On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.
According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.
"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.
"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"
According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.
July 4 re-opening still on after employee at private sports club owned by billionaire governor tests positive for coronavirus
After at least three complaints alleging lax reopening practices at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s luxury resort hotel, a kitchen employee has tested positive for the coronavirus at a residential and sports club affiliated with The Greenbrier.
Local Health Department officials directed a 14-day quarantine for potentially exposed employees at The Lodge, a restaurant at the Greenbrier Sporting Club, and the venue will remain closed until July 10. Festivities planned at the club for July 4 will go on, but with food from other facilities.
"While the events of the past few days certainly have thrown us a curve ball, we have reached out to our friends and colleagues in the area to pull together a festival that will have something for everyone," the director of operations at the sporting club, Allen Wills, told its 400 members in a Tuesday night email, obtained by ProPublica.