Intelligence Analyst Explains Why Nunes Is a 'Loser' After Mueller Indictment

It’s been a few weeks since he dominated headlines, but House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) was passively proven wrong by special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday indictment bombshells.


“One of the biggest losers in this case, in my judgment, is Devin Nunes,” former FBI counterintelligence chief Phil Mudd told a CNN panel, “the effort on the House committee to undermine this investigation.”

An ally to President Donald Trump and his White House, the California Republican has in recent months used his power as chairman of the House’s intelligence oversight panel to paint Mueller’s probe and the Justice Department and FBI at large as terminally infected with anti-Trump bias. Others, like Fox News host Sean Hannity and other conservative pundits, capitalized upon Nunes’ memo as proof the Russia investigations are a “hoax.”

Though right-wing news outlets capitalized upon details in the DOJ’s report charging Russian individuals with organizing in favor of other candidates and against Trump as proof that the indictments somehow “exonerate” the president, Mudd argued that those instances only show how successful they were in sowing division.

The reportedly Russian-organized “Trump is NOT my president” rally, which took place in New York City on November 12, 2016, was “clearly intended to divide American and bring American democracy to its knees.”

Watch below, via CNN:

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