Nunes Goes Full Toddler Over Russia Probe: ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want, I’m The Chairman’


Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, stomped his feet like a big baby and said that he can do whatever he wants. Apparently, when he reportedly recused himself from the Russia probe, he wasn’t really recusing himself, he was merely stepping aside.

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“I can do whatever I want, I’m the chairman of the committee,” Nunes told CNN. “I voluntarily, temporarily stepped aside from leading the investigation.”

Well, he sure showed us a thing or two! By the way, it wasn’t just Democrats who wanted Nunes to recuse himself after he created a hot mess. In March, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) publicly called for Nunes to “absolutely” recuse himself from his panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “How can you be chairman of a major committee and do all these things behind the scenes and keep your credibility? You can’t keep your credibility,” Jones said at the time.

Still yet, Nunes blasted news outlets for reporting that he recused himself from the Russian probe.

“When I temporarily stepped aside from leading the investigation, that’s exactly what it means: It doesn’t mean I wasn’t going to be involved, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t going to be fully read in,” Nunes said.

Nunes said that even though he voluntarily stepped aside three months ago, he still has the final say in the matter.

“Every decision I make is my own,” he said. “I can go back right after this conversation and take the investigation over. Although I think everybody’s learning there’s not really much there because there’s no collusion — which is what I had said several months ago, I hadn’t seen any evidence.”

CNN reports:

Nunes stepped aside from the House Russia investigation on April 6, after it was announced he was under investigation by the House ethics committee for possibly revealing classified information.

Well, Sport, everything will be revealed in the end, and Mr. Trump implicates himself every day on Twitter. If the former reality show star’s campaign did collude with Russia, then every single Republican who shielded him will be complicit, at least in the eyes of the public. Sometimes they go to prison. See: Watergate.


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