Devin Nunes is a mediocrity who has been passed through the system and moved up to a top job in the GOP House hierarchy because he’s a loyal Republican lap dog.
He apologized today for his inexplicably weird and stupid behavior yesterday, running right to the White House to give Trump information that he would pat Nunes on the head for. Of course only a man as dumb and narcissistic as Trump would thank Nunes, because Nunes’ actions made an independent commission not only more likely but more essential. Nunes isn’t just compromised. He’s Lennie from “Of Mice and Men” too dumb to know that Ryan played him by sending him to the White House to destroy his own credibility.
Which was nil to begin with because Nunes was an early supporter of Trump and on the transition team. So he should have had to recuse to begin with. But that wasn’t going to happen and an independent commission wasn’t going to happen because the GOP has taken partisanship to Mafia levels (although even organized crime families denounce their own if they become a liability).
For an independent commission to be created, legislation must be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the president.
Congress can override a presidential veto. But, so far, Republicans who control the House and Senate have said they see no reason for such a body to be created when an investigation can be handled by the intelligence committees. Democrats have privately said that to pressure Republicans into creating such a commission likely would take some type of significant disclosure — like publicly released evidence of direct collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
And then, like deus ex machina, CNN has a report that ties Trump associates directly to Russia. Significant disclosure? At the very least Trump and his people are like the frog in boiling water. It’s got to be getting uncomfortable. If the GOP doesn’t want to get boiled too…
The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN.
This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to one source.
As I alluded to before I think Paul Ryan set Nunes up when Nunes went to him with the information about the intelligence collection and Ryan said that he should take it to Trump. Ryan isn’t nearly as smart as he thinks he is, he’s a complete phony as a budget wonk whose numbers never add up, but he’s a political operative of weaselly cunning. Sending Nunes to the WH like that will work to Ryan’s advantage. Remember, if the Trump administration is deemed illegitimate and Trump has to resign there will also be calls for Pence to resign as well. He benefited from the collusion of the campaign as well as Trump. Why should that supremely smug, silver helmeted, Christianist hypocrite end up in the cat bird seat? Talk about GOP failing upwards.
That would leave Ryan as the next President if it happens before the next elections and the GOP is still in charge.
Say it with me, President Eddie Munster.