THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION,1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE — Charles and David Koch have a new close personal friend. His name is Devin Nunes, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and an inconsequential member of the Donald Trump transition team after November 8. The Congressman is an avid climate change denier who has blamed California’s drought on environmentalists.
Yesterday, without consulting the members of the Committee, with the possible exception of ranking member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the boyish Nunes went to the White House to inform Trump and his minions that members of Trump’s transition team, possibly including the mega-billionaire himself, were under “inadvertent surveillance” after November 8, when Trump lost the election by nearly three million votes.
Nunes seems to be unaware that numerous members of Trump’s noticeably dysfunctional team most likely colluded with America’s longtime adversary, Russia, to defeat Hillary Clinton. This certainly includes former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was thrown under the bus for unauthorized communications with Vladimir Putin’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Сергей Иванович Кисляк, between November 8 and January 20. (It’s been a long time since Кисляк (an ethnic Ukrainian, and a veteran Russian diplomat), has been to the gym.) Associate solitary reporter Foma Kheroshovsky has been informed on a confidential basis that all that Кисляк does is to drink vodka while eating moldy potatoes and stale caviar when he is not doing his best to undermine the US electoral system.
After Nunes’ blunder, Congressman Schiff stated that Nunes has totally lost the ability to conduct an investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia, inasmuch as several members of Trump’s White House team may be implicated in the results of the election. Ever wonder why Paul Manafort, who specialized as a lobbyist in representing dictators and who is now under active investigation by multiple federal agencies for issues related to Trump’s presidential campaign, was removed as campaign manager of Trump’s campaign?
Trump is now claiming that he was “at least partially vindicated” by what Nunes told him yesterday, after his March 4 tweetstorm in which he claimed, without a shred of evidence, that President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower.
Nunes’ grandstanding antics, and the rush to pass TrumpRyanCare in order to deprive some 24 million Americans of adequate healthcare, make it impossible for TrumpRyanCare to be passed later today; though the Koch Brothers and their allies in the Tea Party and the House Freedom Caucus have a lot to do with that result as well.