I’ve already mentioned that Rep. Devin Nunes is threatening to sue CNN and the Daily Beast for running a story that alleges he secretly met in Vienna with Ukraine’s prosecutor last December to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and other Democrats. Nunes called it a demonstrably false and scandalous story that was peddled to at least five different media outlets before they found two irresponsible enough to run it.
But of course, that didn’t stop House Democrats from immediately leaping on it as a pretext to investigate Nunes, who’s been the raspberry seed in their wisdom tooth for a long time, most recently for dismantling their “Ukraine/impeachment” “witnesses.”
Now, if there were actual evidence of Nunes doing this, then I’d be the first to say it merits investigation. But pardon me if I’m feeling a sense of déjà vu. As the Church Lady would say, isn’t it conveeeeeeenient that every time Nunes starts to become a threat to the anti-Trump left, along comes some shadily-sourced accusation that somehow requires him to be sidelined? Isn’t that exactly what happened when Nunes was starting to uncover the Deep State coup/“Russian collusion” hoax: he was suddenly accused of ethics violations that forced him off his committee for eight months before the allegations were dismissed?
Now, with remarkable synchronicity, both Nunes and Rudy Giuliani are accused of serious ethics violations requiring them to be sidelined and investigated, both in the same week and both as they're posing threats to the Democratic establishment.
Is it a startling coincidence or a recurring pattern of trying to derail the truth from being made public? Margot Cleveland at the Federalist is also feeling some suspicious déjà vu and reminds us in detail of how the Democrats have distracted us down this blind alley before – and in Nunes’ case, using the exact same tactics against the exact same opponent.