A Republican from California urged fellow party members to suspend intelligence activities until all information is released on the president’s foreign interference probe.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) wants every Republican in Congress to demand the closure of intelligence agencies until all conclusive proof is released about the inquiry into Russian interference during the 2016 general election.
“Every Republican senator and member of Congress should be saying this is over, [so] we want every damn bit of evidence that every intelligence agency has or it is maybe time to shut those agencies down,” he told Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Nunes suspects the documents might support his theory that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign team falsified much of the underlying evidence used to launch the original probe.
“There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the Clinton campaign had created all of this because they knew 30,000 emails were out there somewhere and they knew that Jason Chaffetz and House Republicans were trying to find those emails,” he said. “The Clinton campaign created this sick fantasy then they went out and hired avatars to do it—so they hired a former British spy called [Christopher] Steele to do the Steele dossiers—then they hired the suspected Russian spy so they could give it a veneer of being Russian.”
He believes the Democratic Party should have actually been investigated for Russian interference.
“You have Democrats hiring Russian spies, getting $3.5 million from Moscow and nobody in the media seems to give a damn about it,” he said. “They have been blaming Republicans for having something to do with Russia but the whole damn time they have something to do with Russia. I think what they think is that it is okay for them to take all of this money and grift but they will just accuse Republicans of doing it to cover their tracks.”
He also believes Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would do little to stop corruption on Capitol Hill, if he won the upcoming election on Nov. 3.
“It is mind-boggling and it is a very difficult task to get to the bottom of because you have corrupt officials,” he said. “Are you going to go back to and elect somebody like Biden who, just the other night, had the audacity to go after President Trump once again to say [Russian President Vladimir] Putin had him wrapped around his finger and then he did not answer the question of why his son got $3.5 million from a Russian oligarch with ties to Putin?”
This is one argument for having intelligence agencies release all information on Russian interference in the 2016 election to bring closure to a very lengthy and costly investigation.
“The documents that are underlying that we have not seen, I have only seen a few of those,” he said. “They are definitely smoking guns. That information definitely needs to be made available to the American public.”