Formerly an investigator into the alleged Trump-Russia connection, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California has revealed that the entire scandal was manufactured by the Democrats because they’re unwilling to accept the results of the 2016 election.
Chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee, Nunes stepped down from the committee’s investigation into Russia last month, subsequently saying at a fundraising dinner:
“The Democrats don’t want an investigation on Russia. They want an independent commission. Why do they want an independent commission? Because they want to continue the narrative that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are best friends, and that’s the reason that he won, because Hillary Clinton would have never lost on her own; it had to be someone else’s fault.”
He continued, “They have tried to destroy this Russia investigation, they’ve never been serious about it, and one of the great things now that I’ve stepped aside from this Russia investigation, I can actually say what I want to say. I know that there’s probably media in here, you can write it but just try to get it right when you do.”
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Nunes allegedly shared his committee’s findings in the Russian investigation with the Trump administration before he recused himself from the investigation.
The California representative has never been shy about his disdain for the investigation, going so far as saying the effort amounts to “character assassination” from “every left-wing group in America,” according to statements he made on April 30.