Trump: ‘Devin Nunes Should Get the Medal of Honor’

President Donald Trump, on Thursday, called for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) to receive the Medal of Honor. During a sprawling rant in a phone interview with Fox & Friends, the president lauded the California Congressman for his efforts investigating former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. “People like Devin Nunes, he should get — if this all turns out like everyone thinks it will, Devin Nunes should get the Medal of Honor,” Trump said. “He is really — what he’s gone through, and his bravery. He should get a very important medal.” Trump later clarified his comments, saying he’d call for Nunes to be given the Medal of Freedom instead — as it is an honor reserved for civilians. Watch above, via Fox News. [featured image via screengrab]

Devin Nunes Reportedly Went to London to Dig Up Dirt on Trump Dossier Author Christopher Steele

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, took a trip to London earlier this month. His reported aim? Digging up dirt on Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence author who wrote the dossier probing President Donald Trump‘s connection to Russia. According to the Atlantic, Nunes flew to the U.K. in search of information of Steele’s service record, and to examine Steele’s ties to U.S. Justice Department official Bruce Ohr — who’s drawn Trump’s ire of late for his contact with Steele. To that end, Nunes — per the Atlantic‘s report — sought meetings with the heads of MI5, MI6, and the Government Communications Headquarters. But he came up mostly empty. The Atlantic reports, through an unnamed source, that British officials were hesitant to meet with Nunes — believing that he was “trying to stir up a controversy.” Ohr is set Continue reading "Devin Nunes Reportedly Went to London to Dig Up Dirt on Trump Dossier Author Christopher Steele"

Joe Scarborough Tears Devin Nunes, House Freedom Caucus: They’re Protecting Putin, Covering Up Russia’s Crimes

Joe Scarborough blasted Devin Nunes on Thursday over the congressman’s newly-revealed statements about doing everything he can to protect President Trump from the ongoing investigations into Russia. The conversations on Morning Joe revolved around the tapes Rachel Maddow obtained last night with audio of Nunes telling fellow Republicans “we’re the only ones” who can save Trump from Robert Mueller. As Kasie Hunt noted how the tape raises questions about whether the GOP as a whole will protect Trump “at all costs,” Scarborough compared the House Intelligence Committee chairman and members of the House Freedom Caucus to the “useful idiots” who would apologize for America during the Cold War.
“We Republicans excoriated them, called them useful idiots for always apologizing for the Russians and always being part of the blame America first crowd. Well, when you look at what leaders of the Freedom Caucus are doing, when you look at what Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Tears Devin Nunes, House Freedom Caucus: They’re Protecting Putin, Covering Up Russia’s Crimes"

Maddow Obtains Audio of Nunes Warning of Russia Probe: ‘If Mueller Won’t Clear’ Trump, ‘We’re The Only Ones’

On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow released audio of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaking at a Republican fundraiser in what he believed was outside the earshot of the public and the press. The fundraiser was for House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers who just narrowly won her primary bid. During the talk with his fellow Republicans, Nunes said this: “So therein lies, so it’s like your classic catch-22 situation, where we were at a — this puts us in such a tough spot. If Sessions won’t un-recuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones — which is really the danger. That’s why I keep, and thank you for saying it by the way, I mean we have to keep all these seats. We do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.” Responding to Nunes’ remarks, Maddow commented on what the GOP — and specifically Nunes — is Continue reading "Maddow Obtains Audio of Nunes Warning of Russia Probe: ‘If Mueller Won’t Clear’ Trump, ‘We’re The Only Ones’"

Maddow Obtains Audio of Nunes Warning of Russia Probe: ‘If Mueller Won’t Clear’ Trump, ‘We’re The Only Ones’

On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow released audio of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaking at a Republican fundraiser in what he believed was outside the earshot of the public and the press. The fundraiser was for House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers who just narrowly won her primary bid. During the talk with his fellow Republicans, Nunes said this: “So therein lies, so it’s like your classic catch-22 situation, where we were at a — this puts us in such a tough spot. If Sessions won’t un-recuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones — which is really the danger. That’s why I keep, and thank you for saying it by the way, I mean we have to keep all these seats. We do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.” Responding to Nunes’ remarks, Maddow commented on what the GOP — and specifically Nunes — is Continue reading "Maddow Obtains Audio of Nunes Warning of Russia Probe: ‘If Mueller Won’t Clear’ Trump, ‘We’re The Only Ones’"

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes in Leaked Audio Says Trump Tweets Make Him ‘Cringe’

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said at a private fundraiser that President Donald Trump‘s tweets sometimes make him cringe, the audio of which was obtained by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a staunch Trump supporter (or stooge, depending on which team you bat for), made the comments at a fundraiser last week for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). While speaking about Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe at the dinner, Nunes said, “they know it’s ridiculous to go after the President for obstruction of justice.” He then referenced reports that Mueller’s team is looking at Trump’s tweets for possible obstruction. “But if they tell a lie often enough and they put it out there and they say, ‘Oh, we’re looking at the tweets,’ and you know you’ve got a mixed bag on the tweets, right?” Nunes said. “Like sometimes you love the Continue reading "GOP Rep. Devin Nunes in Leaked Audio Says Trump Tweets Make Him ‘Cringe’"

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes in Leaked Audio Says Trump Tweets Make Him ‘Cringe’

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said at a private fundraiser that President Donald Trump‘s tweets sometimes make him cringe, the audio of which was obtained by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a staunch Trump supporter (or stooge, depending on which team you bat for), made the comments at a fundraiser last week for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). While speaking about Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe at the dinner, Nunes said, “they know it’s ridiculous to go after the President for obstruction of justice.” He then referenced reports that Mueller’s team is looking at Trump’s tweets for possible obstruction. “But if they tell a lie often enough and they put it out there and they say, ‘Oh, we’re looking at the tweets,’ and you know you’ve got a mixed bag on the tweets, right?” Nunes said. “Like sometimes you love the Continue reading "GOP Rep. Devin Nunes in Leaked Audio Says Trump Tweets Make Him ‘Cringe’"