The process of discovery is going to be fascinating in this case, and I can’t wait to watch it, Devin Nunes
Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes played down Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Roger Stone, but warned “the process of discovery is going to be fascinating in this case.”
Stone was indicted last week by a grand jury on 7 counts of lying to congress, witness tampering and obstruction. The FBI has been criticized for sending a dozen armed FBI agents and vehicles to take Stone into custody after the indictment during a predawn raid. The indictment stems from testimony he gave to the House Intelligence Committee in September 2017 as part of its investigation into the 2016 Russian election interference.
“Bottom of the Barrel” Indictments By Mueller
Nunes told Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Sunday Morning Futures that Mueller seeks information from his committee’s investigation. He said, it’s ironic how much information the Special Counsel wants from his committee, despite criticism from the media and Democrats about its investigations.
More importantly, said Nunes, the indictment does not accuse Stone of colluding with Russians.
“For two years our committee has been mocked by the left and the media as not a serious investigation – yet, if you look at the indictments of the Russia actors those came from our committee,” said Nunes, who described Stone as a “flamboyant character.”
“I think the Mueller investigation is really at the bottom of the barrel when they’re looking at people like this because we already found in our report that Roger Stone wasn’t colluding with the Russians, which that was the original intent of all this,” said Nunes.
Mueller’s team “must be embarrassed that they have to come to House Republicans in order to have us to give them the information from the transcripts, so that they can go get Roger Stone on a process foul that occurred in 2017.”
“The process of discovery is going to be fascinating in this case, and I can’t wait to watch it,” said Nunes.
Stone has said he will plead not guilty to the charges.