Rep. Devin Nunes (R. CA), creator of the not too long ago declassified doc generally known as the “Nunes memo” and falsley claims that the FBI misused US surveillance regulation to go after well-liked vote loser Donald Trump below the pretext of investigating Russia. On Monday, Nunes went on Fox & Friends, Trump’s favourite TV present, to debate Trump’s alleged persecution and informed one of many greatest lies you’ll ever hear.
George Papadopoulos, a former Trump international coverage adviser who pled responsible to mendacity to the FBI final yr and have become a main witness in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is on the middle of this explicit lie. According to Nunes, Papadopoulos was a small participant within the Trump world. Papadopoulos was so unimportant, in truth, that Trump by no means met with him, in accordance with Nunes.
“As far as we can tell, Papadopoulos never even knew who Trump was — never even met with the president,” Nunes stated.
Well, OK, besides there’s this image:
I’m positive they’ll clarify this away too, like this assembly was no huge deal.
Oh, besides, yeah, this assembly was a enormous deal.
According to the Washington Post, who obtained emails from the Trump marketing campaign, this assembly is the place Papadopoulos provided to dealer “a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump.” So not solely did Trump meet with Papadopoulos, however they really mentioned talks between the Trump marketing campaign and the Kremlin.
Nunes lie has a function: he was a part of the Trump transition workforce that’s at present below investigation by particular counsel Robert Mueller for his or her ties to Russia. So he’s attempting to cowl his behind.
And it might need labored if these individuals weren’t so silly that they lie about one thing so simply disprovable.