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Spicer to lamestream media: You should care more ‘about the substance’ of the Nunes revelations about Trump surveillance

The discredited Washington media will do anything to protect Democrats

(NationalSentinel) Media: When it comes to protecting Democrats and especially the nation’s first black [Democratic] president, count on the lamestream, fake news Washington media to go out of their way to miss the forest for the trees when it comes to reporting on the issue of the day.

Earlier this week Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, dropped a bombshell when he informed reporters he had seen disturbing evidence of likely legal but wholly inappropriate spying on the Trump transition team by the Obama administration, including, perhaps, surveillance of the president-elect himself, Donald J. Trump. If true – and it appears that it is – that would vindicate the president who accused Obama of “wire tapping” him earlier this month in a series of tweets.

But rather than focus on the substance of those bombshell revelations, the pretend journalists who cover the White House for increasingly irrelevant “news” outlets are instead more concerned about why Nunes dropped his bombs before informing the rest of the intelligence committee, as if that’s really what most Americans should care about.

As usual, though, White House spokesman Sean Spicer was having none of it on Thursday, taking an NBC News correspondent to task for missing the big picture (on purpose). As reported by the Washington Free Beacon:

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer fired back at NBC’s Peter Alexander during the Thursday press briefing for caring more about the process of how House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) shared intelligence information with President Donald Trump and the press, than the actual substance of his statements.

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“So I guess my question is why was it appropriate, why does the White House believe it was appropriate for chairman Nunes to come and give this information to the president regarding an investigation about the president’s own associates during the campaign?” Alexander asked.

“The reality is, he made a decision,” Spicer said. “No one had a problem, by the way, in the press corps getting briefed before everybody else.”

After some more back and forth, the focus of Alexander’s real line of inquiry became apparent:

Alexander brought up the “appearance” of Nunes meeting with the president, saying that “appearances matter on this.”

“My concern, to be perfectly blunt with you, is that you seem to have an obsession with the process and not the substance,” Spicer said. “At some point–”

Alexander tried to interject, but Spicer asked him to hold on.

“At some point, there should be a concern about the substance,” Spicer said.

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“At some point I would implore, urge, beg some of you to use some of your investigative skills to look into what actually did happen, why did it happen, what was going on back there, who knew what, when,” Spicer continued. “But I think there should be a similar concern, as opposed to whether he took a skateboard or a car here, to exactly what happened and why it happened.”

“The substance of what he shared should be troubling to everybody,” Spicer said. “And that’s what I think is the important thing.”

Watch the exchange here:

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