LETTER: Investing Russian interference
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and his staff are supposed to be investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Instead of doing this, however, Nunes (who was a member of the Trump transition team) is doing everything he can to undermine the committee’s investigation, as well as the criminal investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The most recent undermining effort by Nunes and his staff involves a memo they wrote claiming to show that the Department of Justice abused its surveillance authority relative to a member of the Trump campaign. The memo is supposedly based on classified information collected by U.S. intelligence agencies related to Russian involvement in the last election.
The Justice Department and the FBI have vehemently opposed the public release of this memo on the grounds that it “paints a false narrative” and could endanger national security. Despite these warnings, the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to approve the memo for public release.
The memo was then sent to the White House and it was up to the president to decide if it should be made public. Before he even read the memo, Trump said he was “100 percent” in favor of release. On Friday, he released the memo. Trump is clearly much more concerned with creating a false narrative that he believes will benefit his interests than he is with protecting national security
Our Liar-in-Chief has continued to claim there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians. If that is true, then he should have no fear of the investigations now proceeding. Instead, he is doing all he can to undermine and subvert these investigations. Innocent people do not behave the way Trump is behaving.
There is clear collusion between the Trump White House and many congressional Republications, who are actively attacking the “rule of law” that is the very foundation of our Constitution!