The Trump conspiracy to distract from the Russia scandal has crumbled as House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) sources have been outed as being two White House officials.
The New York Times reported, “Several current American officials identified the White House officials as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel’s Office and formerly worked on the staff of the House Intelligence Committee.”
The whistle blower type people that Nunes has been referring to were not whistle blowers at all. As has been suspected by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, Nunes’s sources were the same White House that he is supposed to be investigating. The two press conferences and the rush to meet with Donald Trump at the White House was all an act of political theater. Trump already knew what Nunes briefed him on because the information came from his own White House.
Trump and his administration are often compared to Richard Nixon, but Nixon would be insulted to be compared to such an inept cover-up.
Nunes is working with the White House to bury the Russia scandal. As long as Devin Nunes chairs the investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the House Intelligence Committee will have zero credibility.
The revelation that the White House and the House Intelligence Committee chairman are working together to sabotage an investigation confirms that an independent non-partisan investigation must be taken up to get the bottom of what happened during the 2016 election.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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