Representative Devin Nunes, R-California, is head of the House Intelligence Committee which has been looking into the connection between the Trump campaign and Russian hacking of the DNC last year.
But suddenly, he decided to have a press conference the other day, discussing secret material he had allegedly seen that would be damning to the Trump White House. He seemed to be tipping-off the members of Trump inner-circle that things they have said are on the record in secret documents.
Nunes did not share these revelations with the others on the Intelligence Committee, and it is probably illegal for him to discuss such matters at an open press conference. So why did he do it? Do the Russians have something on him? Was he threatened by Putin or others?
Stay tuned - we will hear more about this in the future for sure.
What is “unmasking”? Rep. Devin Nunes and Jake Tapper explain https://t.co/XD0rb427A1 https://t.co/EaEOsZg7nF— CNN (@CNN) March 22, 2017
Nunes, who spent much of Monday's Comey hearing criticizing leaks, just came out and discussed wiretaps, which are .. you know, classified.— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) March 22, 2017
Nunes' only reason to go public with this--without telling Dems on intel committee--is political: to provide cover to Trump. Unprecedented.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 22, 2017
Ex-House Intel counsel: Nunes briefing Trump is a “breakdown in the entire oversight process,” other committee members likely “horrified” pic.twitter.com/aRn8dB3Ia6— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 22, 2017
Tea Pain is gonna tell you like it is. Devin Nunes just suborned treason. He just tipped off the crooks and the crooks they're talkin' to.— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) March 22, 2017
Devin Nunes is a reporters' dream. The guy can't avoid taking just one more question pic.twitter.com/FRjWXJ5Dpd— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) March 23, 2017
Schiff on Nunes: "He has to either have the have the surrogate role or the chairman role, but he can’t do both." pic.twitter.com/F4ixCuPtno— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 23, 2017
Please note that Nunes went to Ryan first. So @SpeakerRyan is now tangled in the Trump-Russia inference web as well!— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) March 22, 2017
Would love to know what the intelligence pros at NSA, FBI and CIA think of Nunes talking openly about stuff that's classified....— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) March 22, 2017
McCain sums up this day pic.twitter.com/9vXL1yujwi— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 23, 2017
@chrislhayes I am not exactly kidding when I say that Devin Nunes looks and acts like a guy who has received personal threats.— Chris Falcinelli (@ChrisFalcinelli) March 23, 2017
Given that NUNES was on the TRUMP transition, & says the new transcripts were of transition members, is it possible HE'S in the transcripts?— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) March 22, 2017
Old spy trick: Give a suspected spy some info & watch who he goes to with it. Nunes running straight to Trump w/intel is very suspicious.— LoyalOpposition Matt (@MattAsherS) March 22, 2017
Then Nunes Gave a Vague Apology
Nunes gives a vague apology after presenting evidence to Trump vs. his own Intel Cmte. Plus, can Trump make a deal on health care? #LastWord pic.twitter.com/G7G5JBGPhS— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) March 24, 2017
"He has sacrificed the good name of this Committee" —Rep. Eric Swalwell on Nunes to @TheLastWord pic.twitter.com/uvKp6bZsIJ— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 24, 2017