Devin Nunes: The Unmasker is Unmasked
Again, when dealing with Trump or his party the best working assumption to any accusation they level is that it’s projection.
So, for instance, when you hear the GOPers claim that the #Resistance protesters are all just paid operatives of George Soros, the takeaway should be: of course they’d make this accusation as they pay protesters themselves. Have done so many times.
Roger Stone in his book on the 2016 election, boasts of paying people to hold up signs and wear shirts that call Bill Clinton a rapist.
Not the first time by any stretch-Stone boasts of being a driving catalyst of the Brooks Brothers’ Riots that shutdown the 2000 Florida recount. Many of those protesters were paid.
Same with the GOP whining about leaks. They have no trouble with leaks, they just don’t like those leaks that are politically inconvenient for them. Remember that Jason Chaffetz had the leak that won the election for Trump-the Comey letter; of course, Comey knew that would be the result.
So as to all this GOP drama about ‘unmasking’ we should apply the same principle. Don’t take them at their word-never do that with the modern GOP! Assume they are projecting in accusing Democrats of what they themselves do and 100 times worse.
When you look at Devin Nunes’ bizarro behavior, he himself to prove this unmaksing scandal-that is perfectly legal for those with clearance classified information. Now he’s the subject of an investigation by the Ethics Committee.
He was supposed to have recused himself in the Russia investigation, but evidently, he has the same definition of recuse as Jeff Sessions.
And lo and behold, the principle of presuming projection works again:
“Devin Nunes demanded to know who unmasked U.S. citizens. Turns out the culprit was Devin Nunes.”
“Congressman-for-now Devin Nunes, who has all but derailed his career with a series of dishonest and unethical hijinks aimed at protecting Donald Trump from his Russia scandal, is in so much trouble that he’s had to remove himself from his committee’s Trump-Russia investigation entirely as the House Ethics Committee investigates him. Throughout his own downfall, Nunes kept demanding answers as to who had unmasked U.S. citizens during the 2016 election cycle. It turns out Nunes knew the answer in all too familiar fashion.”
“It was Devin Nunes himself who had asked the United States intelligence community to unmask the names of U.S. citizens in relation to the 2016 election, on at least five separate occasions in his role as House Intelligence Committee Chair. This is according to a stunning new Washington Post report (link) which reveals the full backstory. This means that for all the posturing Nunes went on to do in 2017 about how awful it was that anyone in government had unmasked U.S. citizens, he knew the whole time that he himself was one of the culprits.”
“This latest development continues to put the political future of Devin Nunes further in doubt. He’s up for reelection in 2018, and although he’s from a solidly Republican district, he’s become such a national embarrassment that it wouldn’t be a shock to see him unseated, either by a Republican primary challenge or by a Democratic challenger in the general election.”
He’s a major lighting rod. Tell you the truth-regular readers know I’m running against Peter KIng (NY2). Admittedly I’m still talking with the local Democratic party to win them over. It’s a process.
But I would LOVE to run against Nunes no matter how Republican his district. And as we saw from Christine Pellegrino’s recent victory-and the Dem win in a special election in NH-these are different times.
“It further raises the question of what Nunes thought he was supposed to be getting out of all the antics he carried out on Donald Trump’s behalf. The answer continues to appear to be nothing at all. Trump put Nunes on the presidential transition team just to butter him up, and then proceeded to con him into self destructing in the name of running interference.”
Party of Treason. My Hatian friend Ralph always says-regarding Trump and the GOP-‘God don’t like ugly.’
Ralph-unlike yours truly-was never a huge Hillary fan. But he was disgusted by the way she was treated in that campaign, and the dirty tricks, the active measures, etc.
Yes, God don’t like ugly and she’s pissed.
Going back to the 1984 Republican convention, Jeanne Kirkpatrick had said ‘There is not a liberal America and a conservative American, there’s just liberal America and Americans.’
Now we see who’s really disloyal to their country.
Rush Limbaugh had always claimed that the Democrats have to disguise who they are or the country wouldn’t support them.
Again-everything they say is projection.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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