Nunes: "Clear Link" Between Democrats And Russia During 2016 Election

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) railed against Democrats and the FBI for the "clear link" between Russia and opponents of Donald Trump, who engaged in a literal conspiracy to smear Trump with the cooperation of Russian government officials.

Appearing on Fox News, Nunes traced the path directly from the Clinton campaign to the Kremlin:

 “We have a clear link to Russia — you have a campaign who hired a law firm, who hire Fusion GPS, who hired a foreign agent, who then got information from the Russians on the other campaign,” said Nunes, adding “It seems like the counterintelligence investigation should have been opened up against the Hillary campaign when they got ahold of the dossier. But that didn't happen, either.

Nunes also noted that the FBI never informed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court which granted a spy warrant on one-time Trump advisor Carter Page was not informed that the salacious and unverified dossier used as its foundation was funded in part by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. 

It has been reported through various outlets, however, that officials did disclose the political origins of the dossier. 

Meat the press

Nunes then called out the MSM for extreme hypocrisy over the disproportionate standards applied to the left vs. the right; 

"I think the bigger problem, challenge here, is that the mainstream media is totally uninterested in this. Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot - and Donald Trump or George Bush or Karl Rove had paid for information and then George W Bush's FBI had opened an investigation into the Obama campaign because they were talking to Russians - which, by the way, really did happen; the Obama campaign was talking to Russians back in 2008 - and open up a counterintelligence investigation using dirt dug up and paid for by RNC and George W. Bush supporters?

This town would be on fire. Every reporter would be following around Karl Rove and George W. Bush all over town - yet it's crickets from the media. It's embarrassing. It's absolutely embarrassing, I'm almost flabbergasted. Because I thought at least there would be some ounce of credibility left, but there really is none." -Devin Nunes

Phase Two

Earlier on Monday, Nunes appeared on Fox & Friends where he told them that the four-page "FISA memo" authored by staffers from his office and released last Friday was "just the beginning."

While the memo released last Friday summarizes what the House Intelligence Committee GOP says are rampant abuses of surveillance powers by the FBI and DOJ during and after the 2016 election, phase two will focus on "irregularities" within the Obama State Department headed by Hillary Clinton and later John Kerry

“What we will do in phase two is follow the facts where they lead, and when we get enough facts, we will figure out a way to let the American people know,” Nunes told “Fox & Friends.” 

Phase one of our investigation was getting to the FISA abuse. What we’re looking at now is the State Department and some of the irregularities there,” Nunes said Monday, noting that the committee has “several other areas” to probe.

Nunes first mentioned "phase two" last Friday on Special Report with Bret Baer. 

Actual Russian Collusion

While Nunes didn't elaborate, we suspect it might have something to do with the involvement of John Kerry's State Department's in a second Dossier containing claims from Kremlin officials - as detailed in a January 4 letter from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA). 

As we detailed yesterday, the second dossier - like the first, relied on Russian officials for information (actual Russian collusion people)From there, this second dossier went from Clinton "hatchet man" Cody Shearer, who gave it to an unnamed official in the Obama State Department, before it was routed it to former British Spy Christopher Steele. It is unknown what happened to the document after that.

Shearer - who took the Russian sourced Dossier and handed it to the Obama State Department, before they then handed it to Christopher Steele - is a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s. Of note, Shearer's brother served as an ambassador during the Clinton administration, and his late sister was married to Strobe Talbott, the chief authority on Russia in President Bill Clinton’s State Department, according to ProPublica.

Sounds like exactly the "hatchet man" Hillary Clinton needed to quite literally collude with Russia in order to influence the US election - which, as Devin Nunes pointed out, the FBI should have done something about. 

Again;

It seems like the counterintelligence investigation should have been opened up against the Hillary campaign when they got ahold of the dossier. But that didn't happen, either.” -Devin Nunes

Comments

Slippery Slope Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:46 Permalink

Uranium One - The Clinton Foundation received generous donations from Russian businessmen at the same time Secretary of State Clinton approved the sale of Uranium One to Russian interests.

zorba THE GREEK Hugh_Jorgan Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:04 Permalink

Let's call for a special prosecutor and go after Obama, Clinton, DOJ & FBI officials, Podestra, Wasserman pig-face Schultz, and all the other traitors the way Mueller went after the president. Hillary can not refuse to testify because she is just a civilian now. Should be easy to get catch her in a lie and prosecute her. At least this inquisition will have substantiated evidence and from the FBI, no less. Drag it on for years and bring out all the filth and treasonous acts. Let's get started right away so much of the evidence comes out before the November elections.

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IH8OBAMA zorba THE GREEK Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:08 Permalink

Mueller, pack your bags and go home if you aren't going to follow the Russia trail to the DNC, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Seth Rich murder and other Dims who were obviously in collusion and in a conspiracy against Donald Trump.  It's this crap that makes Americans want to burn D.C. to the ground.

At least Michael Horowitz (the DOJ IG) is going to release his report on the FBI/DOJ malfeasance in a few weeks.

 

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zorba THE GREEK IH8OBAMA Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:17 Permalink

Republicans, quit dragging your feet, Time is of the essence. In fact, there should be special prosecutors appointed to investigate: Rich Seth murder, Clinton Foundation, Clinton email whitewash, Wasserman Schultz IT guy. Podestra Pizza Gate involvement...... and so on and so on.  Get the Dems so busy playing defense, they will have no time to mount any offense.

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Zorba's idea IH8OBAMA Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:44 Permalink

Burn it..burn it all "Django" style. Invite all the Haitians the Clintonistas raped, pillaged and yes, murdered, to burn the Clinton's "Candyland"(CF/CGI) to the ground. Bonus citizenship for burning the scoundrel's Presidential library. Yeah, Burn it all. Confiscate every last dime from these motherfuckers and send the Donald's construction team to actually help Haitians rebuild and recover from these dirty rotten grifters.

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NoDebt zorba THE GREEK Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:09 Permalink

Something's working.  The Democrat donor base has turned the money tap down to a trickle.  Talk all the bullshit you want but when the money stops flowing I guarantee you that the donor class isn't liking what they're seeing.  I bet some of them are even worried their name might end up in a memo, too (as well they should be).

 

 

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Chupacabra-322 Thought Processor Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

 

The government has a malignancy, and unless it is surgically removed, the rule of law ceases to exist in the eyes of the people. Besides, trump appeared quite ready to let bygones be bygones with the Clintons after the election (fuck knows why). But the bitch just carried on.

 

The crimes committed even Hannity and company won't touch on (yet), because the legal implications for the very highest echelons of the Criminal FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA, GCHQ and at the same time public's conscious, are unimaginable in a historical context?

 

18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 - TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES

 

Section 2381: Treason

Section 2382: Misprision of treason

Section 2383: Rebellion or insurrection

Section 2384: Seditious conspiracy

Section 2385: Advocating overthrow of Government

 

It’s absolute, complete, open in your Face Tyrannical Lawlessness.

 

We’re at and in that Historic moment in time.

 

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Dark star Chupacabra-322 Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:43 Permalink

The media are heading for a very rude awakening if they continue to cover up treason and law breaking and co-operate with the culprits; they are getting close to the point where they will find themselves in the dock both literally and figuratively. A media that openly participates in treason will damage itself far beyond repair.

There will be evidence from mobile and landline calls, e mails, text messages, and myriad listening devices planted on the worst offenders, and the NSA has it all. Every single bit of it.

The citizens of Banana Republics know full well that picking the wrong side when a coup is in progress can be seriously damaging to the health.

U.S. media needs to concentrate  on supporting the impartial process of justice and dissociate themselves from the criminals and traitors before they end up joining the miscreants in the dock. Where is the outrage at what has taken place?

It is clear to everyone that the media is not on the side of the angels; they have joined forces with the opposition.

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Scipio Africanuz Slippery Slope Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:09 Permalink

As I've believed, the revolution cannot begin in actuality, until liberals with integrity get on board. 

Good news folks! They're getting on board! They too, now understand that the Republic is in grave danger, and they've begun unraveling the thread of conspiracy, corruption, and treason against the USA. 

Now, we await the snowflakes, the azatlanos, the panthers, the asiatics, the middle easterners, the mestizos, and of course the ancient africanos. 

Watch out folks, she's gonna blow!!! 

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Mikeyyy Slippery Slope Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:17 Permalink

"Conservative Free Beacon originally funded firm that created Trump-Russia dossier"

 

"Representatives for the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online news site, informed congressional investigators Friday the outlet had originally funded the research firm that created the salacious dossier containing allegations of ties between Donald Trump's campaign and Russian operatives, the publication said in a statement.

The firm, Fusion GPS — which has been entwined in federal and congressional probes into Russian election interference in 2016 — was retained by the Free Beacon during the 2016 elections "to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary," Free Beacon editor and chief Matthew Continetti and chairman Michael Goldfarb said in the statement."

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Slammofandango Slippery Slope Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:36 Permalink

Right, and if the Russians wanted to disseminate dirt on Hillary, nobody could have told a better Uranium One story than Putin's business partners.  Yet they didn't.

Heck, there probably STILL is dirt on Hillary from Uranium One which only they themselves could spread if it were they actually gave as much of a tip of a turd about helping Donald Trump or anyone who might ever sit in the oval office.

 

The Russians just don't care who our President is; they don't, they don't, they don't. 

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LawsofPhysics Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:47 Permalink

In order for a free society to prosper the rule of law must be applied equally and to everyone, otherwise there is no rule of law.

"Full Faith and Credit"

same as it ever was!!!!

besnook Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:48 Permalink

don't believe your lying eyes! any minute now the dimocrats will have the tape of trump being peed on by a fat russian babushka whore wearing a sack dress.

ConcernedCitiz… paulp Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:35 Permalink

Anything for the cash.....  what does denigrating herself mean when she gets the cash..

Preying  on the poor and suffering  and destitute after an earthquake.... or taking money for vaccines they never deliver....or selling our energy future to a Country with other plans for it. .... growing her list like a morally bankrupt degenerate hag of death. ... and who knows how many kids have suffered from her actions and lust for the power...

 

Lock her up. ..Lock her up. ..Lock her up. ..

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BritBob Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:48 Permalink

In Buenos Aires in 2010, when she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton made the mistake of saying that the United Kingdom and Argentina should talk about the sovereignty of the Malvinas. Now if she was better informed she would not have fallen for that mythical Malvinas' deception.

The Falkland Islands belong to Argentina - Who told you that?

 

Falklands - Argentina's Imaginary Territory (1 pg):- https://www.academia.edu/35715281/Falklands_Argentinas_Imaginary_Territory

 Thank God she never became POTUS.

aeneas01 BritBob Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:39 Permalink

Britbob is a shill for the French diverting our attention from more pressing, important and serious matters of international sovereignty.  

The UK needs to support the US in re-taking Saint Pierre and Miquelon back from the French:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon

The Falklands can wait until this historical injustice is corrected.

On behalf of the Hedge, I hereby forbid you from posting anything more about the Falklands and Gibraltar until you address this far more pressing issue.

BTW: Do your arguments regarding the Malvinas apply to the six northern counties of Eireann? 

 

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Clashfan Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:49 Permalink

Dem links to Russia, wow. Tell us something we don't know.

Or tell us about "links" to Izrahole, ha.

Oh, that doesn't count, 'cos we're their colony.