The already steaming political world is only getting hotter. Sunday on Fox News, Rep. Devin Nunes dropped a bombshell during an interview with Maria Bartiromo.
“We now know that there was no official intelligence that was used to start this investigation. We know that Sidney Blumenthal and others were pushing information into the State Department. So we’re trying to piece all that together and that’s why we continue to look at the State Department,” Nunes said.
Nunes continued, “This is really important to us because the intelligence investigation uses the tools of our intelligence services that are not supposed to be used on American citizens.
He then went after the Obama DOJ, “So, we’ve long wanted to know what intelligence did you have that actually led to this investigation. So what we found now after the investigators have reviewed it is in fact there was no intelligence. So we have a traditional partnership with what’s called the Five Eyes Agreement…”
Maria Bartiromo followed up to his comments, “Mr. Chairman you’ve got to explain what you just said. I think this is extraordinary. That you’re telling us that in order for the FBI, the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into so-called collusion between President Trump and the Russians there was no official intelligence used. Then how did this investigation start?”
Watch the interview below:
According to Fox News:
Nunes doesn’t know whether the former secretary of state and then-Democratic challenger to Trump in the election, Hillary Clinton, was pulling the strings of the investigation launched against her political opponent. However, he said it is known that two long-time Clinton associates – including Sidney Blumenthal – were “actively” giving information to the State Department, which “was somehow making its way to the FBI.”
All in all, it’s not looking too great for the FBI and Obama DOJ. When you have then Attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton privately on an airplane and James Comey allowing it to all happen, you have to be a bit skeptical of the political bias at the DOJ and FBI.
The Strzok texts also tell the story of coordination between FBI, DOJ, and others prior to and during the Trump Russia collusion investigation.