House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes returns to California met by protesters
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News April 4, 2017 Updated: 4:02 PM
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes head of the House Intelligence Committee returned to his district in Fresno, California this past weekend to hundreds of protesters chanting and holding signs. Constituents of Nunes were angry and disappointed with his "behavior and inability to do his job."
California voters were angry and felt that Nunes duped the American people into believing he had received proof provided by a whistleblower that substantiated a tweet by President Trump, that his predecessor tapped his telephone at Trump Tower. Several U.S., intelligence agencies and the FBI have rebuffed Trump's tweet by saying, "It is not true."
Both the New York Times and the Washington Post discovered Nunes did not tell the truth when he claimed he was provided documents by an independent source, that justified the unproven tweet by the President, when in fact, the information Nunes supposedly received was provided to Nunes by, the White House.
Voters in Nunes district were shocked that he would tell such an elaborate but flawed lie, to the American people. Nunes went so far as to say, “the White House did not know about the documents and I felt they had a right to know so I came to the White House to brief the President.” Part of what was uncovered by various news outlets was, Nunes secretly went to the White House to receive the information, then ran back to congress, not to share the information with his committee but to hold a press conference to say, he was on his way to the White House to brief the President on his findings.
some say that Nunes was promised a particular position with the Trump administration in exchange for helping to quiet and contain the situation.
The protesters vowed not to vote to re-elect him and said, "Nunes is an embarrassment to California and should recuse himself." Sources on Capitol Hill have compared Nunes actions to a theater. They believed it was a deliberate effort to mislead the public and obstruct the investigation of the Trump transition team and possible collusion with Russia. A republican from Clovis, California who supported Nunes laughed and said, "he put on a show to help the President but it backfired and caused his committee to lose credibility."
Protesters were holding signs and chanting things such as, “we need a watchdog, not a lapdog.” Clearly referring to the fact that he and his committee are tasked by the American taxpayers to act as a watchdog and investigate over-reach, by the intelligence community not investigate, hide the information from other committee members, then run to the person under investigation and brief them. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham linked Nunes actions too, “Running around like inspector Clouseau.”