Nunes Source Was A Whistleblower-Type , Ryan Says
As the imbroglio within the House Intel Committee continues with Democrats refusing the listen to the message without knowing who the messenger was, Speaker Ryan provided a little more color on the source of Devin Nunes information about incidental surveillance of President Trump s team.
As The Hill reports. Ryan said Thursday on CBS This Morning that:
[Nunes] had told me that a whistleblower type person had given him some information that was new, that spoke to the last administration and part of this investigation,
What Chairman Nunes said was he came into possession of new information he thought was valuable to this investigation and he was going to go and inform people about it .
We wonder what Ryan s definition of a whistleblower-type is?
Ryan also said he did not urge Nunes to inform Trump of his findings. saying he told him to include it in his committee s probe of Russia s election interference.
He didn t have the documents, so I didn t, Ryan said when asked if he saw Nunes s physical evidence. He was going to brief everybody.
Of course, whistleblower or not, Democrats will refuse to accept the facts in the new information because it just does not fit their narrative. Is anyone surprised that multiple Democrats (and one Republican) have demanded that Nunes recuse himself (or resign) and are even beginning a probe into Nunes connections? Govern the bloody country already!!
Finally, someone with a clue.
There are 22 members of the House Intelligence Committee. each of whom have staff.
So, we already know for a fact that members of the various intelligence agencies are prone to lying to Congress when it benefits them.
A whistle-blower gives Nunes highly classified info related to testimony he plans to solicit from senior members of the Intelligence community. Nunes wants to ask questions in a closed door session so there is no bullshit about them not being able to provide answers related to classified matters in public.
Right now, Comey, Clapper, etc know only one thing – Nunes has info. They don’t have any idea what he knows, therefore they don’t know when he may catch them in a lie. They also know that Trump has been briefed by Nunes.
Who in their right mind believes that if Nunes shares this info with the the Committee that this info will remain secret to those being called to testify? 22 members, plus staff equals a whole lot of potential leaks, and would allow those summoned time to prepare a stronger defense.
As long as Nunes stays quiet, he has them by the balls. This is why the Schiff and the other Democrats will not sign off on a letter compelling Conmey to testify in a closed door hearing. This is from a Reuters article:
By Wednesday morning, the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election had all but stalled, with the committee’s Republican chairman blaming Democrats — and vice versa — for the impasse.
“It appears like the Democrats aren’t really serious about this investigation,” Rep. Devin Nunes, the committee’s chairman, told NBC.
Nunes said Democrats had not signed a letter inviting FBI Director James Comey to testify before the committee in a closed session and had not provided their witness list to the committee’s majority.
“We always want to keep the committee bipartisan,” Nunes said. “But at the end of the day, we’re going to do an investigation with or without them, and if they want to participate, that’s fine, but the facts of the matter are pretty clear.”
They are all scared shitless about what Nunes may have learned, and how he may entrap them in false testimony.