Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) is one of Donald Trump’s government fixers. As the president’s former attorney Michael Cohen was a fixer on the outside, so too, is Nunes one on the inside. The representative should have known that standing in POTUS deflected light comes at a very big price.
When Cohen testified before a Congressional committee, Trump sent Nunes up to the Hill to intimidate his former attorney of 15 years. The representative stood just inside Cohen’s peripheral vision, a silent reminder that the commander-in-chief was watching the errant attorney.
Now, the Senate Intelligence Report has revealed that Nunes accepted campaign donations this year from the Neo-Nazi Leader Morris Gulett, as did his boss. Judd Legum tweeted:
‘.@DevinNunes has accepted $734 in campaign donations this year from neo-Nazi leader Morris Gulett’
Of course, people will say that was not much of a donation. True, but that had little to do with the underlying crime of accepting money from a hostile foreign government, Russia. The evidence was in the 1,000 Senate report on Russia interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.
It has taken a while to dig out some of the more significant nuggets from this tome. People have been paying attention, though. According to one of The Fresno Bee’s letters to the editors, this one by Michael Reddin, Clovis, California:
‘The report firmly concludes Russian interference was — and is — no “hoax.” The report confirms the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies and the Mueller Report on Russian interference. It traces the debunked Ukraine meddling theory advanced by Nunes to a career Russian intelligence officer. Russians are floating several false stories, the report found, as part of a classic misdirection campaign to cover their crimes.’
‘Nunes supports the same narrative pushed by Vladimir Putin, the guy who pays bounties for U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan and has opposition leaders and dissidents murdered.’
The San Francisco newspaper’s letter to the editor contained some interesting comments. Leo Pedretti of Fresno, California said in his letter:
‘Yesterday (Aug. 1) I received two pieces of campaign literature, disguised as requests for my opinion with my response likely going into a political database. Previously, I received similar individual requests on July 24th, 27th, and 28th (“second chance”). All of these mailings were “prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.” One brochure, received yesterday, states “A New Year’s Resolutioh For The Left And Never Trump: Apologize to Devin Nunes.”’
‘I vote for both Republicans and Democrats, as well as candidates from other parties, depending on who I think will serve the people they represent equitably. I suggest that the honorable Devin Nunes apologize to me and other taxpayers for spending our money on his campaign; I assume his opponents do not get taxpayer money for their campaigns.’
Twitter world caught fire when the crime was unearthed. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
— m.joy.parker (@MJoyParker) September 2, 2020
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