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Devin Nunes Says Trump Campaign Might Have Been Set Up, Predicts Embarrassing Outcome For FBI And DOJ

Nick Givas on May 15, 2018

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California said the Trump campaign might have been set up by the federal government back in 2016.

“Let’s talk about how did this get started? You had Fusion GPS that was hired by the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign to draw up a dossier on the president — or as the president was running for president,” Nunes said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” “What happened with that is that in [Glen Simpson’s] testimony he mentioned that there was a source within the campaign.” (RELATED: NYT Targets Nunes For Pressuring Justice Department)

Nunes said Glenn Simpson, the head of Fusion GPS, told Congress he was being truthful about a mole within the Trump campaign and predicted the fallout would tarnish the FBI and DOJ.

“Glenn Simpson said that in what was closed testimony. Then it became public. Now he’s confirmed that he was telling Congress the truth, which is probably a good idea,” Nunes continued. “We believe he was telling the truth. And what we’re trying to do is get the documents to figure out — did they actually have, what methods were used to open this counter intelligence investigation?”

“I think what it really means, I think it will look badly on the Department of Justice and the FBI on how they conducted this investigation,” Nunes said.

He also said the entire investigation into President Donald Trump lacked credibility from the start.

“I think if the campaign was somehow set up, I think that would be a problem. Right? If they were somehow meetings that occurred and all of this was a setup,” Nunes said. “Because we have yet to see any credible evidence or intelligence that led to the opening of this investigation.”

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  • The truth keeps pouring forth. Not only was this initial investigation started by a fake dossier, now we hear the FBI actually had a mole working "inside" the Trump campaign. Did he set up the meeting with the Russian woman who gained approval to enter the U.S. via the State Department for the purpose of setting up Donald Trump Jr.? This is sedition at it's best definition. Weaponizing the FBI and the DOJ to pursue an opponent party candidate....ONLY OBAMA HAD THE POWER TO ORGANIZE THIS! And we all know how corrupt his administration was. Fast N Furious, Benghazi, the Arab Spring, the IRS scandal. Seems Obama worked to corrupt the entire federal apparatus only his arrogance got in the way. Believe me, all this reeks of Obama, all roads lead to him.

  • This is so Fuhging funny,All these ass holes ,trying to stop Trump and he gets elected anyway !! What does it say ??? Even stupdi,don't know stupid !!!Ha HA HA !!Carry on!!

  • Is there a law that protects them in Congress? There is corruption in State governments and counties now and we American are blind to it. Look at the Sanctuary counties and cities around the country and did we the citizens vote for it? I know in Virginia, Ohio and others the citizens didn't even realize they were until someone happen to say something. Look at our schools and rules that had been passed down from government official about discipline and sex issues. Were parents told about this happening? WHAT ABUSE OF POWER! TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!

  • Few fellow American Voters actually realize how "The DC Swamp" self serving operators are out numbered. Actual facts for voters to get in touch with the massive con game growing out of 40/60 years of our democrat republican corrupting two party system. 320 million US Citizen being treated like a SIX YEAR OLD by our elected and or appointed Directors of our Federal Government; 1 Chief Executive, 1 Vice President, 9 Supreme Court Justices, 100 US Senators and 435 US House Members for a grand total of 546 men and women. This house of cards, lies, double dealing, squandering our nations wealth for personal enrichment, outlandish immoral behavior as the "me too" crowd grows by leaps and bounds while these 546 "alleged public servants" shout and scream at each other and accept ZERO blame for the destruction of our nation from within. "Power Corrupts, Their Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely." lee1233

  • what a bunch of Right wing Bull Crap... GOP Propaganda Much? Trump wasn't going to win so why would they set him up, you guys are grasping at straws, once a Con man always a Con. Jeez, how dumb do you think the Ameican public is... well dumb enough to elect trump so this will feed the base and Hannity so everyone forgets Stormy or the 60 dead Palestinians...

    • You have it backward there. The purpose of setting up Trump was if he did win. That's why the Democrats and Hillary paid Fusion GPS money and that's what the "insurance plan" was about. Sorry, but with the Kennedy's and Bill Clinton, I and most Americans are numb to men who are accused of having affairs. And Trump's was 10 years in office, before Kennedy killed Marilyn Monroe and Bill Clinton stuck that cigar up Monica's vagina and smoke it.

      And who gives a f*@k about the Palestinians? They are trying to crash a border fence. We should be doing the same here in America at the border. If you came crashing into my house, I'd blow your legs off with a 12 gauge shotgun with double ott.

  • If the government goes after you, they will find or create evidence against you. Trump was not an exception.

  • When in the name of God is Jeff Sessions going to indict HRC and supporting cast. If not him, why doesn't DJT fire sessions and replace him with someone who will.

  • By now Americans know full well that this Trump Russian collusion story was nothing but a set up by Hillary Clinton & the DNC so the big question is - why isn’t something being done about them???


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