Might Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) someday face obstruction of justice charges for his efforts to undermine the investigation into Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia in the 2016 election?
In a new piece for the Washington Post, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin lays out the possible case against the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Among the incidents She cites are Nunes working with the White House to review classified documents related to the Russian investigation, the many lies in the memo he released about the the Mueller investigation and his outing of a confidential source.
Some of Nunes’ behavior is covered by a Constitutional clause that protects Congressional speech and debate, Rubin says, but not all of it.
“There is nothing official in sneaking over to the White House to review classified materials and then publicly misrepresenting them,” she writes. “There is nothing official in outing a confidential source.”
Nunes has gotten away with his antics because prosecutors have bigger fish to fry, Rubin argues.
But eventually she hopes that he will be fully investigated.
“For now, the focus of the Russia investigation properly has been on the president’s action and those of others in the White House and Trump orbit,” she writes. “However, we shouldn’t forget about Republican representatives’ malfeasance and the goings-on between Trump loyalists in Congress and those in the White House.”
Read the full article here.