On Friday, CNN broke a story suggesting that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, met with a Ukrainian official in an effort to obtain dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden:
“A lawyer for an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani tells CNN that his client is willing to tell Congress about meetings the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee had in Vienna last year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden.
“The attorney, Joseph A. Bondy, represents Lev Parnas, the recently indicted Soviet-born American who worked with Giuliani to push claims of Democratic corruption in Ukraine. Bondy said that Parnas was told directly by the former Ukrainian official that he met last year in Vienna with Rep. Devin Nunes.”
Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig said Saturday morning on CNN that Nunes not only violated his oath of office, but could also be in considerable legal trouble, remarking:
“The sheer hypocrisy that he has shown up on his high horse over the last couple weeks, preaching what’s right and wrong and conspiracy theories, turns out, according to Parnas, he was trying to do the exact same thing that’s on trial here. Devin Nunes, according to this report, was meeting with a corrupt prosecutor, somebody everything who knows this area says was corrupt … trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. It’s a arguably a crime, a federal crime for a person to try to solicit something of value to a political campaign from a foreign national.”
Throughout the past three years, Nunes has been an eager defender of President Donald Trump, no matter what the president says or does. He has even tried to discredit the investigation conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller by spreading false information obtained from the White House that it Ukraine attacked the 2016 U.S. election instead of Russia.
But now karma has caught up with Nunes. And quite frankly, it couldn’t possibly happen to a more deserving hypocrite.
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