Careful what you wish for. Last Fall, Trump voters said they wanted politicians who said what they think, and now they’re getting it. They probably do not love what they are hearing however. (Video below)
With Trump loyalists trying to cover their tracks over what looks increasingly like illegal, and possibly treasonous, collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Members of Congress are speaking their minds more and more. After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) held a bizarre press conference defending Trump’s unfounded accusations of wiretapping by President Obama, it was revealed that he had shared classified information about the investigation into White House officials with White House officials before going through proper channels.
This invited a firestorm of criticism from Democrats and Republicans, suggesting that Rep. Nunes had shown an inability to be even remotely impartial on the matter and should be removed either from the investigation or from his post entirely.
With Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) standing by Nunes, the accusations of foul play are justifiably ratcheting up. Today, House Intelligence Committee Member Eric Swalwell (D-CA) announced that he will not pretend that this flagrant breach of protocol was an accident or somehow innocent.
“This was done because the White House wanted it to be done,” Representative Swalwell told MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “This is what a cover-up to a crime looks like. We are watching it play out right now.”
These are serious accusations coming out of Washington today, and the White House is running out of plausible excuses for its suspect behavior.
The country is watching the “cover-up to a crime”, Rep. Eric Swalwell says about Devin Nunes and his WH grounds meeting. pic.twitter.com/ysqXxPXXku
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 28, 2017
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com