During his time as House Intelligence Committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) fought to obtain information relating to the Trump-Russian collusion probe.
However, Nunes recently said that Special Counsel John Durham has been far more successful at digging up documents, and it includes key evidence connected to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Hidden from Congress
According to the Washington Examiner, Nunes made the claim during an interview with Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures.
“These are documents that they clearly hid from Congress,” told host Maria Bartiromo as he appeared alongside former aide Kash Patel.
“If I was still there, we would have more criminal referrals to Durham based on lying and misleading Congress,” the former California representative said in reference to “what we know today from Durham.”
Of particular interest are notes from March 2017 which show former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann was acting on behalf of a client when he met with the FBI in September of 2016.
Sussmann is being tried on charges that he falsely claimed not to be working on behalf of any client before he provided supposed evidence of a possible link between the Trump Organization and a Kremlin-backed bank.
In fact, prosecutors allege that Sussmann and his law firm, Perkins Coie, were serving as a conduit between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, and the opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
Fusion GPS worked with former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the infamous “Steele Dossier,” a since discredited collection of salacious allegations concerning Donald Trump.
Patel: “Shocking” conspiracy
Patel, who went on to serve in the Trump administration after concluding his time with the House Intelligence Committee, said that the notes “put the Clinton campaign and the FBI cabal together.”
The former staffer went on to reference the “most shocking news that most of the world isn’t following in John Durham’s pleadings.”
This, he explained, was the existence of a “joint venture conspiracy” between Clinton-connected figures to manufacture a fake connection between Trump and the Russian government.