By Jon Dougherty
In an explosive and revealing interview Tuesday night with Fox News‘ Sean Hannity, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes dropped a couple of bombshells related to the Obama regime’s “Spygate” scandal aimed at taking down President Donald Trump.
The California Republican was discussing elements of the initial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court application James Comey’s FBI obtained to spy on Carter Page, then a member of the 2016 Trump campaign:
— Nunes told Hannity that he and congressional investigators believe that while the “bulk” of the original FISA application was based on the likely uncorroborated “Steele Dossier,” the other portion dealt with the “insurance policy” that former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page discussed in texts — a policy aimed at keeping Trump out of the White House.
“Remember the talk of the insurance policy?” Nunes said. “We believe that insurance policy is not just about investigating the Trump campaign. We believe it is to ensure that they were able to get the FISA warrant on Carter Page so they could go in and look at all the emails in the campaign.”
That, as Hannity noted, was a way for the Obamaites to “get a back door into the Trump campaign,” for which Nunes agreed, “and even the Trump presidency.”
“It’s horrible what they have done to many Americans,” Nunes continued. But it’s worse than that, he continued.
“We’ve been living for three years with the perverted fantasies of [Fusion GPS founder] Glenn Simpson and the Clinton campaign” regarding the fake Russian collusion narrative, said Nunes. He added that a sizable portion of Americans still believe that narrative is true, despite the fact that special counsel Robert Mueller has ‘officially’ debunked it and no investigation in Congress or the FBI has turned up any evidence that it’s true.
“Those [Americans] have been poisoned,” he said, adding that “at some point” Fusion, the Clinton campaign, and the FBI “became intertwined, and they were working in conjunction on this.”
— Bombshell No. 2: Nunes said the FBI actually has “exculpatory evidence” regarding onetime Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who was indicted by Mueller and convicted of allegedly lying to federal agents.
But the bureau won’t give it up.
“We believe there is information on Papadopoulos that is exculpatory that should be out there,” Nunes said. “It rests at the FBI. We’ve asked for it to be declassified. That’s really all I can say about it. It’s exculpatory evidence.”
Americans of either political party or no political party should be seriously outraged at the manner in which Barack Obama politicized the U.S. intelligence community, the FBI, the Justice Department, and the FISA court to spy on a presidential campaign and for no other reason than the pursuit of raw power — the power to continue governing through Hillary Clinton.
Thank God for President Trump and for lawmakers like Devin Nunes, who continue to pursue this scandal to the bitter end so that Americans still concerned about the future of our republic can vote accordingly.
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