Nunes Backs Up Trump: Dems Have Given ‘Almost 100 Leaks’ To Media On Russia Probe

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes believes Democratic members on the committee have leaked over 100 stories to the media regarding the ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“We know that there has been almost 100 leaks that we believe have come from the Democrats in the House Intelligence Committee,” the chairman declared. “As of right now, remember a year ago, they were claiming that they had more than circumstantial evidence of collusion, of trump colluding with Russians but they keep coming up with goose eggs. They have nothing.”

Nunes’ charge came just hours after President Donald Trump lambasted the Democratic ranking member on the committee, Adam Schiff, for allegedly leaking stories.

Nunes and Schiff are currently sparring over the release of a newly declassified memo compiled by House Republicans. The memo found that the FBI and the Department of Justice did not disclose the political origins of the Steele dossier in its application to secure a FISA warrant on Trump campaign associate Carter Page and revealed previously undisclosed testimony from former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe that an investigation into Page would not have occurred without said dossier.

Schiff is advocating for the release of his own memo and has charged Nunes with collaborating with the White House on the memo, to which Nunes responded, “Mr. Schiff knows he is spreading a false narrative there. But that is not new for him. He has spread a false narrative the entire time.”iframe src=”//players.brightcove.net/5107476400001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5725124988001″ height=”366″ width=”650″>

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