Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut said he doesn’t trust the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, with classified information Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day.”
Host Aliysn Camerota asked Himes if he was comfortable with Nunes viewing classified documents, and Himes said Nunes would expose government assets. (RELATED: Democratic Rep. Jim Himes Tells Mueller Critics To Rot In Hell)
“Of course I’m not [comfortable]. Nobody should be,” Himes said. “Devin Nunes, for a year now, has acted as the defense attorney for President Donald Trump. He’s thrown every variety of spaghetti on the wall and it goes back to trying to help the president prove that Obama wiretapped him in Trump Tower to the unmasking scandal, to the Steele dossier being the start of the investigation. All of that stuff turned out the be 100 percent false.”
Himes claimed Nunes’s tactics would make America less safe and ultimately put government agents at risk.
“[There are] CIA officers all over the world in places like Baghdad going around helping keep us safe by recruiting sources. What Devin Nunes is doing and what a couple of my Republicans are doing is, they are sending a signal around the world that some quirky, completely factless investigation may cause you as an informant or you as a CIA asset to be exposed,” Himes concluded. “That is going to make us profoundly less safe abroad and at home.”
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