Jim Himes

Rep. Devin Nunes plays defense for Trump by going on hard offense against Justice Department

Rep. Devin Nunes plays defense for Trump by going on hard offense against Justice Department

It became known as “the midnight run,” a dark-of-night dash to the White House compound last March 21 by Rep. Devin Nunes to view classified reports two weeks after President Trump’s incendiary claim that President Obama was “tapping my phones” before the 2016 election.

“What I’ve read seems to me to be some level of surveillance activity — perhaps legal, but I don’t know that it’s right,” Nunes, head of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters the next day outside the West Wing. “I don’t know that the American people would be comfortable with what I’ve read.”

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