House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes delivered another blistering opening statement on Thursday. This time instead of targeting the media, Nunes aimed his fury at congressional Democrats and their unsubstantiated allegations that President Trump “got caught” committing bribery, extortion, quid pro quo and other crimes.
Davin Nunes slammed the Dems, and claimed that the real truth is that it’s the Democrats who “got caught.”
“I once again urge Americans to consider the credibility of the Democrats on this committee who are now hurling these charges For the last three years, it’s not President Trump who got caught, it’s the Democrats who got caught,” he said.
The statement began with the ranking member arguing that President Trump has committed no wrongdoing.
“How do we have an impeachment offense here when there’s no actual misdeed and no one even claiming to be a victim?” he asked. “The Democrats have tried to solve this dilemma with a simple slogan: He got caught.”
The claim is that the President “got caught” purposefully withholding military aid from Ukraine as part of a devious scheme to force the European nation into launching investigations into his political opponents. Except those investigations were never launched, and Ukraine received its money without any problems, as the BPR reported.
“President Trump, we are to believe, was just about to do something wrong, and getting caught was the only reason he backed down from whatever nefarious thought-crime the Democrats are accusing him of almost committing,” Nunes continued before dovetailing to his key point about it being the Dems “who got caught.”
As evidence, Nunes cited everything from the debunked Russian collusion conspiracy theory that they touted for 3 years to their unscrupulous handling of the partisan whistle-blower complain. Here’s the list:
“- They got caught falsely claiming they had more than circumstantial evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians to hack the 2016 elections.”
“- They got caught orchestrating this entire farce with the Whistleblower and lying about their secret meetings with him.”
“- They got caught defending the false allegations of the Steele dossier, which was paid for by the Democrats.”
“- They got caught breaking their promise that impeachment would only go forward with bipartisan support because of how damaging it is to the American people.”
“- They got caught running a sham impeachment process featuring secret depositions, hidden transcripts, and an unending flood of Democrat leaks.”
“- They got caught trying to obtain nude photos of President Trump from Russian pranksters pretending to be Ukrainians.”
“- And they got caught covering up for Alexandra Chalupa — a Democratic National Committee operative who colluded with Ukrainian officials to smear the Trump campaign — by improperly redacting her name from deposition transcripts and refusing to let Americans hear her testimony as a witness in these proceedings.”
“That is the Democrats’ pitiful legacy in recent years: They. Got. Caught,” he added.
Meanwhile, he continued, the accusations that have been levied against Trump by the Democrats’ star witnesses have all been based on second-hand information.
“Ladies and gentlemen, unless the Democrats once again scramble their kangaroo court rules, today’s hearing marks the merciful end of this spectacle in the Impeachment Committee, formerly known as the Intelligence Committee,” he added.
“Whether the Democrats reap the political benefit they want from this impeachment remains to be seen. But the damage they have done to this country will be long-lasting.”