Devin Nunes suggests that the Clinton campaign had colluded with almost every top official of the DOJ and the FBI.
Devin Nunes opened a huge can of worms when he suggested that Hillary Clinton and her campaign have colluded with almost all of the top officials in both the FBI and Justice Department.
He declared this during an interview on Fox News while they were talking about Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump Dossier. They were talking about his alleged ties to Bruce Ohr. It's reported that Ohr gave the FBI intelligence from an ex-British spy possibly while he was employed, and likely after he was "cut as a source for providing confidential information to the media."
It was BuzzFeed who published the dossier that had unverified claims about Russians having some secret info on Donald Trump. This was "info" that was apparently supposed to be used to take Trump down and make it easier for Clinton to win.
Then investigators who are Republican became wary about the FBI possibly deceiving "a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court when it used information from the dossier without disclosing its Democratic benefactors to gain the authority to spy on onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page."
Clinton's campaign, as well as the Democratic National Committee, retained Fusion GPS' anti-Trump research through October 2016 after it was initially funded, then dropped by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication.
Nunes, R-Calif., blamed the media for largely ignoring the revelations surrounding the origins of the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and stressing that the American people "need to know it" called for the declassification of "an unprecedented amount of information."
Trump himself has condemned the media for not covering Ohr more, using it as yet another avenue to label special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation a "witch hunt."
"The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC," he tweeted last week. "Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF 'JUSTICE.' I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed - not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!"
.@DevinNunes: "Don't forget that Bruce Ohr's wife, Nellie Ohr, who also will have to be interviewed soon - she also was working for Fusion GPS, working for the Clinton campaign." #SundayFutures @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/tsJZLRGGk6— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2018
Nunes and fellow GOP chairmen Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., have pressed the DOJ for months for documents related to the Russia and Hillary Clinton emails investigations, with some success. However, Nunes complained that the DOJ has been slow to comply.
He also said there needs to be "an investigation into these top-level people as to how somebody concocted the idea that it's okay to take information from one political campaign and use it to open up an investigation on the other political — on somebody else's opposing political party."
Nunes and other Trump allies in Congress have said they have seen no evidence that would have justified the Obama administration to open up a collusion investigation into the Trump campaign.
What's next? Who knows?
Will Hillary and her team be investigated or prosecuted? Time will tell.
Although, will it be too little, too late?