House Intelligence Committee Chairman and Trump lackey Devin Nunes (R-California) got his fondest wish yesterday when Donald Trump released the highly controversial GOP-Nunes memo (https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/02/politics/what-nunes-memo-means/index.html).
Carter Page is the American citizen referred to in the Nunes Memo.
Carter Page is a close personal friend of Vladimir Putin.
And, according to Trump’s least favorite network, CNN, Nunes is now set, full bore (the guy’s face is very boring, folks, but he’s dangerous), on investigating Trump’s State Department.
After Nunes and his few friends in the House convinced Trump to release the politically motivated GOP-Nunes memo, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) blasted the release, saying that releasing the memo, which contains highly classified information about how the Justice Department obtained its surveillance order against Carter Page, is tantamount to the United States doing Vladimir Putin’s work for him (https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/02/politics/john-mccain-nunes-memo/index.html).
McCain said, “If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.”
McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Forces Committee, called on Trump and other elected officials to stop looking at Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation through “the warped lens of politics.”
Fans of Washington Week in Review, which airs each Friday evening, hosted by crack Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, watched with great interest as panelist Michael Scherer (also a WaPo reporter) expressed his eminently sensible opinion that Trump has always viewed the Mueller investigation, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s critical part in it, as a personal attack directed solely against him (http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/episode/what-did-nunes-memo-reveal).
Moments ago, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, spoke with McCain.
“Senator,” Smith asked, “what would you recommend that
Trump — who, during his 2016 campaign, so cavalierly insulted you for your brave military service in Vietnam — do about this?”
“Melissa,” McCain responded, “best place for Devin Nunes would be in one of Putin’s gulags."
“I suggest, specifically,” McCain continued, “the Magadan gulag, which is in remote eastern Siberia, on the Sea of Okhotsk — within an easy flight of Vladivostok.”
“And since Carter Page is such a good friend of Putin, he should be sent there too."