Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is demanding that special counselor Robert Mueller release all of his information to the House Intelligence Committee, but according to one colleague he’s not working with his fellow members on it, much less keeping them abreast.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Kassie Hunt, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) was asked about the Nunes request and revealed he’s not much for government transparency.
“We haven’t had notification from Mr. Nunes about anything he’s going to do for months now,” Quigley said. “He has undertaken rogue investigations. He’s working with the White House to prepare his own memo. He began the investigation with the midnight ride to the White House, which was very clear that he was getting information, then turning it back to the White House to show some other conspiracy.”
Quigley said that Nunes also put a halt to anyone being able to issue “subpoenas on documents and people of critical interest.”
“He’s basically worked hand in glove with the White House to thwart the investigation, so what he’s doing now, which is unilateral, rogue, against the rules of the committee and the House, is absolutely nothing new,” he explained.
He went on to call attempts by the GOP to paint the FBI as an unethical agency “desperate attempts” to “protect the president publicly and legally.”
“Nothing in all the wild allegations they’ve made for over a year and a half now has been found to be true,” he continued. “So, we can only expect this to continue.”
Watch the full interview below:
White House either lied or there was ‘gross mismanagement’ for not knowing Shanahan’s past: David Gergen
On Tuesday, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination as new details came to life about a violent series of domestic disputes within his family, including an incident in which he defended his son for assaulting his wife with a baseball bat.
Former White House official David Gergen scorned the idea that the White House and Senate Republicans were not aware of this information, noting that Shanahan was already confirmed to a high-ranking office in the Pentagon and would have already undergone a rigorous FBI background check.
Nancy Pelosi says White House attempt to block Hope Hicks testimony is ‘obstruction of justice’
President Donald Trump's White House is committing obstruction of justice by claiming Hope Hicks has "immunity" from testifying before Congress about her time in the administration and even transition.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked about the administration's contention by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju.
Pelosi replied that it was, "obstruction of justice."
The answer could be important as Congressional precedence says that obstruction of justice is a high crime or misdemeanor worthy of impeachment.
Ocasio-Cortez dunks on Liz Cheney again for using Nazi language to defend Trump: ‘Enjoy defending concentration camps’
Dick Cheney's daughter continued to receive ferocious backlash after she falsely claimed that Donald Trump's tent cities are not "concentration camps."
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) demanded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) learn history -- while revealing she knew little -- during a Twitter outburst.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something ... we need to do something about it," Ocasio-Cortez noted.