Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is calling for Attorney General William Barr to burn the Mueller report so that it can’t be read.
Nunes said on Fox and Friends Sunday, “So the Mueller report — a lot of people, “Oh what does it say?” We can just burn it up. I mean, it is a partisan document, so there’s going to be a lot of calls for that and the Democrats say, “We’ve got to see the underlying information.” What we really need to see is what was the FBI’s involvement with Fusion GPS? Who were they, who did they know about? What — and I’m sorry I don’t want to gloss over this for the viewers but Fusion GPS was essentially the Hillary Clinton campaign. They were hired by the Clinton campaign, so we need to see all of that, we need the FISA fully disclosed. We need everyone that Mueller talked to, including his interactions with Jerome Corsi, who you just had on the show. Look, I can’t imagine why they would bring Jerome Corsi in to interview with the special counsel. Jerome Corsi is just a long time kind of press guy. You know, I think you guys have known him for a long time. You know, he had every right to call Julian Assange or anybody else that he wants to. Now look, I don’t agree with that, I wouldn’t call Julian Assange. But press people do that all the time. That’s part of our First Amendment rights.”
Innocent people always want to destroy the evidence. It is a normal thing, right? Rep. Nunes’s rationale for destroying the Mueller report was Fox News talking points and conspiracy theories. The Mueller report was written by a Republican. Nunes, Trump, and others have never been able to explain how a Republican is writing a “partisan document” concerning an investigation into a Republican presidential campaign.
What Rep. Nunes had to say was nothing more than panicked gibberish.
Republicans are trying to hide the Mueller odds are because it is bad for them and for Trump.
Nunes’s reaction suggests that there is some very damaging information in the report that could lead to impeachment for Trump.
Burning a report won’t make it go away, but the fact that Republicans want it destroyed so badly suggests that there are major problems coming for Trump.
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>Correction: In a previous version of this story, Rep. Nunes was mistakenly listed as a Democrat. He is a Republican.
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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