Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) attempted to defend Donald Trump on Thursday during a hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire only to be shut down immediately.
During the exchange, Nunes tried to get Maguire to go along with his nefarious theory about the intelligence community whistleblower’s complaint against Donald Trump — but it massively backfired when the acting DNI wouldn’t play ball.
Nunes noted that most intelligence community whistleblower complaints do not get aired out in public as they have been for the past two weeks like the one levied against the president.
“Are you aware of any cases like this that were put into the spotlight?” Nunes asked. “Would this be the way to handle it out in the public like this?”
While Maguire did admit that he did not know of any other cases that had been handled like this, he did slap down the entire premise of Nunes’s question.
“I believe that the situation we have, and why we’re here this morning, is because this case is unique and unprecedented,” Maguire said.
Nunes, who is currently involved in a lawsuit with a fictional cow, moved on to other questions.
Take a look at their exchange in the video clip below: