During an interview on MSNBC, Bill Kristol explained how the White House works and why House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes’s admission that he met his source at the White House is evidence of a Trump/Russia cover-up operation.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Jansing, Bill Kristol explained why Devin Nunes being on the White House grounds the day before he made his claim that Trump was spied on is a problem.
Kristol said, “In terms of security, it’s just like the White House. You have to go through the east entrance or the southern entrance….You have to get cleared in by someone in the White House. So Devin Nunes can not just show up at the White House and say, ‘Hey, I’m chairman of a committee in the House, and I’d to clear in someone, an outsider, to meet with me, Bill Kristol, because you have a nice room or even a secure room for me to meet in.’ What tells me is most likely, and obviously, I don’t know this, but putting two and two together about how the White House works, Devin Nunes was meeting with someone on the White House staff, or someone cleared in by the White House staff…I do believe the evidence is mounting up that Nunes got whatever information that he claims to have for his charges from the White House.”
Bill Kristol is the founder and editor of the conservative Weekly Standard. This is not some liberal making partisan claims against the White House, so there appears to be a growing consensus that there is something suspicious about what Nunes is doing.
Kristol added that if Nunes got his info from the White House than the rush to brief the president, and the press conferences that the House Intelligence Committee chairman held were all PR.
What appears to have happened is that the White House fed Nunes information in an attempt to derail the House Intelligence Committee investigation. In other words, the White House tried to cover-up the Russia scandal by planting false information about Trump being spied on to get investigators off their trail.
The Executive Branch of the federal government is meddling in a Legislative Branch investigation of the White House. This scenario is the definition of a constitutional crisis.
Nunes couldn’t have just been using a room at the White House. He was there for a reason, and that reason increasingly looks like an effort to kill the investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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