After coming to the painful conclusion that the release of the highly hyped House Intelligence Committee memo actually had done more damage to the Republican arguments than good, Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has doubled down on their plans to release doctored memos that somehow build enough of a case to justify the firing of senior Justice Department officials until they find one willing to do Trump’s bidding.
Devin Nunes: “This is just the first memo. There will be another one dealing specifically with the State Department’s role in all of this.”
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) February 2, 2018
Speaking on FOX News tonight, Nunes announced the following:
“We are in the middle of what I call phase two of our investigation, which involves other departments, specifically the State Department and some of the involvement that they had in this.
“That investigation is ongoing and we continue work towards finding answers and asking the right questions to try to get to the bottom of what exactly the State Department was up to in terms of this Russia investigation.”
Yes, the interminable memo-cycle is set to begin anew as Nunes and the rest of the Trump team scrambles to find any kind of conceivable way to derail Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion with a foreign power and the President’s increasingly clumsy attempts to obstruct the investigation into said allegations.
What role, if any, the State Department might have played in all this is unclear at the moment. What is clear is that Nunes, Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) have no intention of letting up with the constant barrage of laughably tepid attempts to discredit the Mueller investigation and throw a wrench in the wheels of justice – something we cannot allow them to succeed in doing, for the sake of our democracy.
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