Calls made for a special prosecutor to look into possible connections between Donald Trump’s staff and Russia constitute a ‘with-hunt’ similar to that of the McCarthyism of the Cold War era, according to Devin Nunes, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
The allegations, which have been denied by Trump’s staff, have lead to increasing calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to replace the attorney General Jeff Sessions in the investigation. However, Nunes has likened the story to ‘fake news’ with no evidence.
The House Intelligence Committee has been investigating the allegations of improper relations between the Russian and Trump administrations, but Nunes has stated that so far, “there’s no evidence of anything.”
The Daily Caller reports Nunes as stating:
“At this point we can’t go on a witch hunt against any American people…just because they appeared in a news story,” California Rep. Devin Nunes told reporters at California Republican convention in Sacramento on Saturday, according to the San Francisco Gate.
“I have to have some evidence that some American actually had contact with Russians. And I don’t have that now. This is almost like McCarthyism revisited,” he added.
While it’s been alleged that the FBI are also investigating the story, Trump’s advisers have denied being contacted by the bureau. Many on Social Media are suggesting this is just more anti-Trump disinformation.