House Armed Services Committee Chair Throws Nunes Curveball

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Devin Nunes was outed during the impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump, and ever since, he’s been laying low, trying not to stir the pot until the latest headlines die back down. There’s just one fatal mistake in that logic. This is not going to blow over until Nunes is held accountable.

According to Esquire:

That Lev Parnas, one of Rudy Giuliani’s Volga Bagmen who now sits under federal indictment, has indicated that he can put Rep. Devin Nunes, the famous White House lawn ornament, in the middle of the effort to concoct the Ukrainian Fantasy about the ratfcking of the 2016 election.

Now, the House Armed Services Committee Chairman has released a statement saying that Nunes will face certain legal ramifications for his role in the attempted extortion of Ukraine. During an interview with MSNBC Saturday, Adam Smith said that Nunes would “Quite likely, without question,” face prosecution.

Check out the video below:

Smith said:

“I understand a lot of this is about Joe Biden, but the bigger thing is about what President Trump and the Russians and all these people have been doing,” Smith said, calling it “a systematic problem that is a threat to the country because of what Russia is doing to democracy.” 

According to Lev Parnas, and indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani says that he is willing to throw Nunes under the bus during a testimony to Congress. According to the Rolling Stone:

Parnas’s attorney, Joseph A. Bondy, told CNN, “Mr. Parnas learned from former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin that Nunes had met with Shokin in Vienna last December.” Shokin was removed from office after pressure from the international community in 2016, including from then-vice president Biden, that he was not prosecuting corruption in Ukraine. Parnas was indicted on campaign finance charges in October. CNN’s reporting follows a Daily Beast report that Parnas helped Nunes arrange phone calls and meetings to investigate the origins of the Mueller probe.

Bondy also tweeted Friday night, asking House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (R-Calif.) to “please arrange for [House Intelligence Committee] to “agree to hear Lev Parnas,” adding, “His information completes the narrative—it’s non-hearsay, not part of the #GOP ‘rope-a-dope,’ and in the greatest of our national interests.” He also told CNN Parnas is willing to comply with a Congressional subpoena for documents and testimony as long as he can also preserve his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself.

People responding to the tweet above had plenty to say about whether or not Nunes should face a courtroom for conspiring with the president to extort a foreign nation for dirt on a presidential candidate.

Check out the best responses below: