“Hillary Clinton allegedly planned to “stir up a scandal” against Donald Trump in 2016 connecting him with Vladimir Putin and Russia.” – John Ratcliffe, DNI
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe wrote to lawmakers on September 28 accusing Hillary Clinton of approving a secret campaign to vilify Trump during the 2016 presidential race. With the help of the Democrat House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, for over three years President Trump has been investigated by Schiff, his cohorts Reps. Jerrold Nadler and James Clyburn.
During his opening statement, Rep. Devin Nunes said, “Welcome to another hearing of the Trump impeachment committee.” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
On Friday, Schiff convened a meeting to question Joseph B. Maher, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis. Maher is the Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,b and is currently serving as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Mr. Maher advises the Secretary and other senior leaders on a wide array of homeland security and other matters.
According to chairman Schiff, Maher has been “preventing a lawful Intelligence Community whistleblower—the former head of an Intelligence Community element—from providing classified testimony to the Committee by delaying security clearances for his attorneys.”
That whistleblower accused the agency of “suppressing intelligence reports about Russia’s election interference and efforts to modify intelligence assessments to match Trump’s rhetoric on white supremacy, Antifa, and terrorism threats at the border.”
In response to Schiff’s ‘”latest bite at the Trump impeachment-apple, Nunes noted that “the Democrats on the Intel committee called the whistleblower in question a liar just a few weeks before he filed his complaint. But now, they take him as their word as their star witness.”
Nunes also accused his Democratic colleagues of dragging the panel through another investigation hoping that they’ll find the “holy grail of scandals that finally gets rid of Trump without beating him in the election.” They are, Nunes said, “sick fantasies.”
“There’s no reason for this hearing to be held in public except to stir up media interest in the Democrats’ latest publicity stunt, their attack on the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security,” Nunes said.
“The only reason the witness is here today is leverage, to force DHS to rush through top-secret security clearances without the appropriate background checks,” he continued. “In fact, there was no reason to make this whistleblower complaint public at all. But of course, handling whistleblower complaints with discretion as this committee had always done before this Congress, is not helpful for publicity stunts. So here we go again.”
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Congressman Nunes grew up on a family farm in Tulare County that has been operated by his family for three generations. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business, and a Master’s Degree in Agriculture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, he returned to work on the family farm. After being elected to serve two terms on the Board of Trustees of the College of Sequoias, in 2001 he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as California State Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. In 2002, he was elected to the House of Representatives in California’s 21st congressional district. As a result of redistricting he now represents the 22nd district, which is located in the San Joaquin Valley. This 22nd district includes portions of Tulare and Fresno Counties.
Congressman Nunes serves as Ranking Member of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence, which is responsible for overseeing the seventeen agencies and departments comprising the U.S Intelligence Community. He also serves on the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, trade, healthcare, and major entitlement programs such as social security. He previously served as Intelligence Committee Chairman and as Chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee. Congressman Nunes’ priorities in Congress include strengthening the nation’s security against terrorists and foreign threats, reducing the size and scope of the federal government, continuing to lower taxes and simplify the tax code, implementing free-market healthcare reforms that improve outcomes and increase patient choice, and ending the San Joaquin Valley’s man-made drought.