Rep. Devin Nunes is the author of a newly declassified document falsely insinuating the FBI misused US surveillance law to go after President Trump under the pretext of investigating Russia. On Monday morning, Nunes went on Fox & Friends, the president’s favorite TV show, to discuss Trump’s alleged persecution — and told a lie so brazen that there’s photographic proof of its wrongness.
The lie concerned George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign’s foreign policy adviser who pled guilty to lying to the FBI last year and became a major witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. According to Nunes, Papadopoulos was a completely marginal figure in Trump world. So unimportant, in fact, that Trump never met with him. “As far as we can tell, Papadopoulos never even knew who Trump was — never even met with the president,” Nunes said.
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) February 5, 2018
NUNES downplays PAPADOPOULOS’ role in Trump campaign, claims he shouldn’t have been investigated for drunkenly bragging about Russia having dirt on Clinton.
“As far as we can tell, Papadopoulos never even knew who Trump wa– never even met with the president.” pic.twitter.com/NgMdzdXVPM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 5, 2018