Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox News on Sunday, that if U.S. intelligence agencies fail or refuse to release information regarding its involvement in the now debunked investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign and his presidency then it’s time to “shut those agencies down.” Nunes also revealed for the first time that he’s seen documents that he believes are the “smoking gun” in the Obama administration’s debunked investigation into Trump and his team.
Nunes, a California Republican, who has been at the forefront of the investigation into the malfeasance of the FBI and the U.S. intelligence agencies participating in the probes into Trump and his team, told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures that these actions should not be accepted.
Nunes revealed the existence of the classified documents to Bartiromo. He had seen the underlying documents that have yet to be made public. Further, he blasted the intelligence community for fighting to keep some of the ‘smoking gun’ documents from release, saying he’s only “only seen a few of those” documents but the ones he’s seen are significant.
“They’re definitely smoking guns,” he said. “That information definitely needs to be made available to the American public.”
Nunes was once one of the biggest advocates of the laws that allowed U.S. intelligence agencies to spy Americans that could be viable threats to the nation. However, investigations conducted during his tenure as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and the ensuing investigations by the Justice Department Inspector General have exposed an extensive abuse of power and weaponization of the agencies against political opponents, he said.
He said on Sunday that if the agencies continue to hold back the evidence “every Republican senator and member of Congress should be saying…we want every damn bit of evidence that every intelligence agency has or it’s maybe time to shut those agencies down.”
Nunes’s comments come on the heels of a bombshell memo released by John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence. The memo, addressed to Chairman Lindsey Graham of the Senate Judiciary Committee stated that “U.S. intelligence agencies obtained intercepted Russian intelligence agencies discussing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s authorization of a plan to link President Donald Trump to the Kremlin’s hacking efforts.”
Moreover, in the memo, Ratcliffe stated that the U.S. intelligence community’s referral to the FBImentions the “approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private mail server.”
Here’s Nunes’ full statement to Bartiromo:
The documents that are underlying that we now have seen, I’ve only seen a few of those. They’re definitely smoking guns. That information definitely needs to be made available to American public. And from what I understand there’s even more underlying evidence that backs up what director Ratcliffe puts out… You have corrupt officials. And I think that’s the point here.
Are you going to go back to elect somebody like Biden who just the other night, Maria, had the audacity to go after President Trump for once again, for what?
I think he said that he had Putin wrapped around his finger. And then he didn’t answer the question on why did his son get $3.5 million from a Russian oligarch with ties to Putin? If Ivanka Trump had bit a Big Mac in Red Square by a Russian oligarch they would have locked her up and said this is evidence of collusion. Here you have the media which is the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party ignoring all of this! Ignoring all of this for the last four years.
And now you have from a debate stage you have, “Why did your son get paid $3.5 million from a Russian oligarch?” So here you have them blaming Republicans this whole damn time for having something to do with Russia when THEY have something to do with Russia! I think they believe it is OK for them to take all this money and grift. And they’ll just take it and accuse Republicans of doing it to cover up their tracks… And now we know the Clinton Campaign created all of this because they knew the 33,000 emails were out there… So what did they do? They created a sick fantasy…
Every Republican should be saying, ‘This is over! We want every damn bit of evidence every intelligence agency has. Or it’s maybe time to shut those agencies down.’ Because at the end of the day our liberties are more important than anything else we have in this country and they have been stampeded over by these dirty cops and the Democratic Party and the media who fails to report on it.Rep. Devin Nunes, Fox News Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo
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The guarantee of free health care for low-income immigrants here illegally, is a “move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year” adds the AP.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care nonprofit, people living in the country illegally in 2020 accounted for roughly 7% of the population nationwide, or about 22.1 million people. The border crisis and number of migrants entering the United States illegally has skyrocketed to historic levels since 2020 when President Joe Biden took office.
Medicaid nationwide is the current combination of federal and state governments assisting Americans and low-income adults and children to receive free health care, but the federal government does not cover those living here illegally.
“Some states, including California, have used their own tax dollars to cover a portion of health care expenses for some low-income immigrants” reports the AP. “Now, California wants to be the first to do that for everyone.”
“This will represent the biggest expansion of coverage in the nation since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2014,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a statewide consumer health care advocacy group. “In California we recognize (that) everybody benefits when everyone is covered.”
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