Rep. Devin Nunes is getting a special Christmas sweet this year: the sweet taste of vindication. Appropriately enough, that taste comes courtesy of a fruitcake, Adam Schiff.
Remember, it was Nunes who first sniffed out the anti-Trump chicanery going on in the Deep State, and for that, he was smeared, called a crazy conspiracy theorist, falsely accused of ethics violations to force him to step down, and all his (now proven correct) claims dismissed as untrue by Schiff.
Now that the IG Horowitz report has proven Nunes correct, the Congressman released a scathing three-page letter to Schiff, writing that Schiff has a long history of making false statements into the Congressional Record that have enormous implications for his role as head of the committee overseeing intelligence agencies (I’d like to note here that I pointed out the ridiculousness of putting Adam Schiff in charge of intelligence before he even took over the job, and it was one of those jokes that’s funny because it’s true.)
Nunes’ letter lists just a small sampling of Schiff’s blatant false statements, followed by Horowitz’s findings of outrageous abuses and “mistakes” made by the FBI that directly contradict Schiff’s claims. Even now, with the truth exposed by the agency’s own inspector general, Schiff continues to deny, downplay and lie to cover up for the agency’s bad apples, when it’s supposedly his job to head the oversight committee that protects citizens from these very abuses (Schiff’s new excuse is ignorance, which may be the most believable thing he’s ever said.)
Nunes’ letter also accuses Schiff of “hijacking” the committee and shirking its oversight duty while using it instead "as a launching pad to impeach the president for issues that have no intelligence component at all."
But in the charitable spirit of the season, Nunes says he refuses to believe that Schiff is beyond redemption, and he’s willing to work with him if he will enter a rehabilitation program and start by admitting “you have a problem.” He says he knows that won’t be easy, after years of spewing lies about the President colluding with Russia and being complicit in the violation of an American’s civil rights by denying abuses by an agency he was supposed to be overseeing. He says a good start would be to invite Horowitz in for a House Intelligence Committee Hearing, the way the Senate already did.
May I add, to prove he can break his bad habits, he has to let the Republicans question Horowitz, too.
But a rehab for a lying habit this ingrained is bound to take time, so let’s hope that come November, Schiff will have lots of free time on his hands to think about what he’s done and atone for it, while Nunes returns to chairing that committee once again. In the meantime, with the committee unwilling to provide oversight, and agencies certainly not trustworthy to police themselves, it’s a good thing John Durham is on the case.
Here is a link to the entire letter, if you’d like to enjoy a little fun holiday reading.
One more thing: after seeing the odious Schiff be hailed, defended and elevated in power by the Democrats, I never want to hear another fatuous lecture from liberals about how Republicans no longer have the integrity they had when they pressured Nixon to resign (Nixon was actually accused of something real) or see another Hollywood movie about how horrible the days of the McCarthy-era studio blacklists were. Call me when you stop blacklisting Republicans in Hollywood and when you stop reelecting a guy who waves around blank pieces of paper and claims they’re lists of people in the White House who are really Russian agents.