Although the liberal media has desperately tried to linked President Donald Trump to Russia’s alleged attempt to swing the 2016 presidential election, another intelligence official is saying there is no evidence of this.
On Sunday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) was asked if he has seen any legitimate connections between the “Trump world” and Russia. He started off his answer with I’ll give you a very simple answer: ‘No.” He then said based ” on everything I have up to this morning” there is “no evidence of collusion.”
But when asked about the FBI or if other intelligence officials in the past have tried to undercut the Trump presidency, he had a much different response.
“It’s pretty clear that that’s happening,” said Nunes in an interview on Fox News Sunday. “There’s even been stories written about it in numerous newspapers talking about how they said they left breadcrumbs around to hurt the Trump administration.”
Nunes then made it clear though that the suspected culprits responsible for the leaks are no longer working at the intelligence agencies and that they were from the former Obama administration.
“I think it was largely people maybe who were there, had classified information, who are now no longer there and decided to leak it,” said Nunes. “Clearly to leak Michael Flynn’s name talking to the Russian ambassador. That was clearly designed to hurt Gen. Flynn and the president’s national security adviser.”
These remarks were made just a day before FBI director James Comey announced at the House intelligence committee hearing that “the FBI, as part of our counter-intelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.” Comey also said that “we do not have any information that supports those tweets” in reference to Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 presidential election.
Again, there has been no real evidence released connecting Trump to Russia.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called Comey’s testimony as a “typical congressional hearing, where you get a little bit of information, some headline-grabbing, but in terms of the substance, it’s hard to get anything material.”
Fitton, like Nunes, is convinced that the FBI is on a wild goose chase.
“If there’s any information of substance out there, certainly it hasn’t been made public. What has been made public is specifically that intelligence report that was put out by President Obama’s DNC, I mean intelligence community,” said Nunes.
“The FBI director is chasing, it seems to me, a fantasy based on all the available evidence. It’s the Democrat unicorn theory of the election, that somehow it was stolen from Hillary Clinton as a result of an improper conspiracy – of what nature, I’m not clear – between the Trump campaign and the Russians.”