NUNES: MUELLER INDICTMENT ‘WOULD LOOK RIDICULOUS’ IF TRUMP HAD TAKEN THIS ONE STEP
— El Gato Weebee (@elgatoweebee) July 15, 2018
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Sunday that the special counsel’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers “would look ridiculous” had President Donald Trump declassified portions of a congressional report that laid out Russian efforts to steal and disseminate Democrats’ emails.
That’s because, according to Nunes, an Intelligence Committee report released to the public on April 27 contained “almost everything” laid out in Mueller’s indictment, which was handed down Friday.
The indictment accuses military intelligence officers with Russia’s GRU of hacking into the DNC and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaign’s computer networks and releasing stolen documents through the fake online personas, Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks.
Nunes said in an interview on “Fox Sunday Futures” that much of the information was included in Chapter 2 of the House Intelligence Committee’s report, but it was heavily redacted in response to requests from the Department of Justice and intelligence community.
Nunes, an ally of Trump’s, suggested that Trump missed an opportunity by failing to declassify the Intelligence Committee report, which was written by Republicans without support from committee Democrats.
“If the President of the United States had declassified this … the Mueller indictment would look ridiculous today if this was unredacted and declassified,” Nunes said Sunday.
So, we’re still passing the ball some more. It reminds me of something I learned from my own father many years ago. He played basketball in high school, and was coached by a former professional ball player. The coach made a point of teaching them that he wanted them to take no more than two steps before they were to pass the ball to the next player down the court. No showboating with fancy dribbling, just get rid of it quickly and move on towards the goal as fast as possible.
Doesn’t that sound like what we have going on in D.C. these days? It’s all about pointing fingers and putting the blame on someone else as fast as you can so you don’t have to hold onto the hot-potato-of-the-moment. As I see it, there just aren’t enough real team players with the best interests of the U.S.A as the top priority. It’s become such a mess that everyone is scrambling just to cover their own butts. Too much coulda-woulda-shoulda, if you ask me. Don’t you wish we could just cut to the chase and get somewhere with all these investigations?! Drain The Swamp!