It looks like one of the most trustworthy people on Capitol Hill just might be Rep. Devin Nunes of California. On Sunday morning while appearing on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee offered one of the most stunning admissions seen yet regarding the investigation into any sort of collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump for President Campaign.
“We now know that there was no official intelligence that was used to start this investigation. We know that Sidney Blumenthal and others were pushing information into the State Department. So we’re trying to piece all that together and that’s why we continue to look at the State Department,” Nunes told Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Wait, Sidney Blumenthal as in Hillary Clinton’s own private intelligence man? He was the one pushing the story to American government sorts? Even Barack Obama didn’t want Sid Blumenthal anywhere near his administration. If he was one of the people spreading the story then the origins really are suspect since he is completely in the pocket of the Clintons.
But, what about other intelligence agencies, like those of foreign countries. Could one of them, especially the “Five Eyes” (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia), have found the information and reported it to the U.S. government? According to Rep. Devin Nunes, no.
“We are not supposed to spy on each other’s citizens, and it’s worked well,” he said. “And it continues to work well. And we know it’s working well because there was no intelligence that passed through the Five Eyes channels to our government. And that’s why we had to see that original communication.”
And the original communication indicates that the Russia collusion story came from the Hillary Clinton camp.
Now the House committees are trying to figure out how information in other parts of the investigations has been leaked.
The California Republican said he is now investigating the State Department due to signs of “major irregularities,” in an effort to figure out how information about former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos – who reportedly met with a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and Britain’s MI6 in London in 2016 – was obtained by the FBI.
“We know a little bit about that because of what some of the State Department officials themselves have said about that,” Nunes said,…
What a cluster.
At least we now know that the Russia-Trump collusion tale was just that: somebody’s wishful thinking.