During a segment on MSNBC on Saturday, a panel began discussing the explosive revelation that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has personally been involved in attempting to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Speaking with host David Gura, Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, cut right to the chase and said Nunes has a big personal political problem on his hands for being complicit in hiding Donald Trump’s crimes.
Reacting to a report that Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas helped Nunes set up meetings in Europe in efforts to discredit the Russia investigation, host Gura recalled Nunes making a late-night visit to the White House to share information that had been gathered by the House Intelligence Committee when he was the chairman.
“It is a significant development because of the role that Congressman Nunes has been playing,” Taden suggested. “He’s been helping shape the direction of that investigation and narrative about the case. We should keep in mind that Nunes for years now has been a close ally of President Trump.”
“It shouldn’t come as a surprise for him to be implicated in this situation with Ukraine,” she added. “It is something certainly the Democrats will want to get to the bottom of.”
Continuing in that vein, Tanden explained, “I think anyone who watched the hearings saw Nunes take the role as prosecutor for the president. What is fascinating is you would think sometime in the last couple of weeks, he might mention, ‘by the way, I had dealings with the man who was indicted by the U.S. government a few weeks ago in relation to this scandal.”
“He was hiding this from the American people as he was launching his attacks and I think undermines to the degree anyone needed to hear, undermines the case of the Republicans,” she stated. “They’re not just covering for Trump. he’s essentially covering for himself.”
Take a look at the discussion below:
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