House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russians accused of hacking activities during the 2016 presidential election because it only focuses on efforts to disrupt operations of Democratic Party campaign apparatuses.
Appearing on Fox News Nunes told host Maria Bartiromo that his House committee learned of the Russian meddling found in the Mueller indictments over a year ago and was included in his committee’s report months ago.
“It’s great that they indicted Russians — yes, they did bad things. They’re always up to bad things. We know that. They have very sophisticated intelligence capabilities in Russia. And they’re always — they’re constantly attacking the United States and our allies. However, in the indictment, they leave out some really important people that they also went after, so the indictment plays like they are only going after the Democrats, when Bob Mueller and all his investigators and his lawyers know for a fact that they also targeted Republicans. Why is that not in the indictment? It makes the indictment look ridiculous.”
Nunes went on to charge that his report had been “mocked by the media, has been mocked by the Democrats, and still has been mostly redacted by the Department of Justice and the intelligence agencies.”
Since the 2016 presidential election, Obama Administration officials have insisted that Russian meddling had been orchestrated to help Donald Trump and injure Hillary Clinton. This notion has been seized upon by the media, Democrats and Clinton herself to explain her loss and to suggest (if not outright proclaim) that President Trump is an illegitimate puppet of Vladimir Putin and Russian oligarchs.
Watch the interview here: