In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told the hosts that, even though the Russia investigation led by Robert Mueller has been in progress for more than a year, he’s yet to see a single shred of “credible evidence” warranting the appointment of a special counsel.
Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17, 2017 to investigate all matters relating to the Russian interference in the election, including whether or not anyone on the Trump campaign was collaborating with Moscow in the effort. Said appointment was made subsequent to Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey…a personnel decision, we should not forget, that Rosenstein himself recommended in a lengthy memo. President Trump later said that he would have fired Comey with or without Rosenstein’s memo, but it’s interesting that the man who recommended canning Comey thought it was necessary to appoint a special counsel later on. But that’s neither here nor there.
What remains true is that Mueller is still pursuing this investigation. No evidence has been offered to show any disturbing links between Trump and the hackers who released the DNC’s emails. No evidence has been offered to corroborate the salacious allegations made in the Steele dossier. No evidence has been given to Congress or the American people to warrant spending another year’s worth of taxpayer money on this phony witch hunt. And yet it continues, because Republicans (save a few, like Nunes) refuse to come out and say, “Hey turkey, it’s time to wrap it up.”
“We have yet to see any credible evidence or intelligence that led to the opening of this investigation,” said Nunes on the show.
Nunes is currently wrangling with the intelligence community to figure out who this mysterious source is that the CIA and the FBI relied on the gather information from the Trump campaign. Some analysts, including Kimberley Strassel at the Wall Street Journal, have said that it is likely that Obama’s intelligence community had a spy embedded in the campaign. The ramifications of that kind of human-level mole within the campaign of a political opponent is mind-blowing, especially if the DOJ can’t come up with any good reason that the spying would be encouraged.
“What we’re trying to do is get the documents to figure out what methods were used to open this counterintelligence investigation,” Nunes said. “They never should have opened a counterintelligence investigation into a political party.”
Well, that’s not quite true. If they had tangible evidence that Trump was working with Putin to steal the election in an illegal and treasonous fashion, they very much should have opened the investigation.
But that’s the problem. It’s been nearly three years since the FBI opened this investigation, and we’ve yet to see ANY evidence that this was the case. It’s time to not only bring this sham to a conclusion but also to figure out just what the HELL Obama’s boys were thinking when they started this investigation in the first place.