On Wednesday, U.S. Rep.
Another Californian, U.S. Rep.
In comments outside the West Wing after he met with Trump, Nunes said he had told the president that communications from members of his transition team had been inadvertently intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies. Fox News jumped on this as evidence confirming Trump's recent tweet that accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Despite Fox's quick leap to shill for Trump, Nunes' statement actually undercut Trump's charge by making clear that, not only was the surveillance inadvertent, it was also legal.
Unsurprisingly, Fox, the reliable mouthpiece for the
Earlier this week when FBI Director
Trump apologists are also making themselves look ridiculous by continuing to insist that
The more Republicans try to protect their president by downplaying the very curious and apparently very frequent contacts between Russians and Trump campaigners, the more it looks as if they are willingly aiding a coverup. They would do well to stop collaborating and start following the lead of their 2008 presidential nominee, Arizona Sen.
It will be difficult for other Republicans to argue against McCain now that Nunes has so badly compromised his committee's work by trotting off to share secrets with Trump.