Following the impeachment hearings last week, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was one of the people who became a major focus after he was implicated in the Ukraine scandal. Nunes used his time in the spotlight to try and discredit impeachment by saying that Americans “have learned to recognize fake news when they see it,” adding that media outlets are the “puppets” of Democrats.
The Fresno Bee, which is Nunes’ hometown newspaper, called out the Republican lawmaker. The Bee’s Kate Irby and Francesca Chambers noted that much of Nunes’ rhetoric echoes the rhetoric of President Trump and “has closely matched Trump’s own defense of his actions.”
“…and some details within the impeachment hearings suggest Nunes could be coordinating with the White House.”
The Bee’s piece also cites former House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Democratic staff member Mieke Eoyang, who said that Nunes’ rhetoric “seems to have an audience of one.”
The Bee noted multiple clues that suggest Nunes has been working with the White House to compromise impeachment.
One clue was Nunes’ questioning of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman this past Tuesday, where he seemingly tried to get Vindman to reveal the identity of the whistleblower — a vocal crusade of Trump’s.
You can read the entire piece HERE.