Some interviews are more important than others.
Devin Nunes appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo in two separate segments today. Several revelations were made – and virtually every word was important.
It truly was an amazing interview.
- Nunes disclosed that over 70 depositions of individuals have occurred – and been recorded. This is new information
- Nunes wants to make all of these depositions public.
- Approximately 70% of these interviews are already declassified.
- Nunes intends to send the remaining classified transcripts to DNI Coats for declassification shortly.
- Nunes expects to obtain declassification.
- Nunes expects to make the transcripts available to the American public within the next few weeks – before the mid-term elections.
- Nunes believes President Trump will declassify the Carter Page FISA & Bruce Ohr documents – before the mid-term elections.
- The FBI & DOJ were both directly involved in leaking fake news stories.
- The planted news stories were used as a pretext to interview American citizens.
- Planted news stories were used to corroborate the Page FISA to the FISA Court.
- There was an unprecedented level of cooperation & coordination between the Clinton Campaign, Fusion GPS, the FBI & DOJ and the Department of State.
- Nunes references 2-3 dozen reporters as being fed fake stories from these sources.
- These stories were then disseminated to use as the basis for an investigation.
Bartiromo closes with this warning:
If the House flips in November, you will no longer be the Chairman, perhaps your colleague on the Left, Adam Schiff, may very well be.
We won’t hear another word about this story.
You can find the video clips below. Links are also provided. Partial transcripts follow:
In the second half of the first video, Bartiromo turns to the question of depositions taken by Nunes and the House Intelligence Committee during interviews the House Committee has done. We start at the 5:53 mark:
Nunes: We believe that the depositions that we took, nearly about 70 people, those need to be published. And they need to be published I think before the election. By published I mean put out for the American people to review – so they can see the work that we did and they can see all the people that were interviewed by us and their answers to those questions.
I think full transparency is in order here, so I expect to make those available from our committee to the American public here in the next few weeks.
Bartiromo: So, let me just go back here – this is breaking news right now. You are going to declassify your depositions of some 70 individuals related to the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.
Nunes: Yeah, so some of them are not even classified. Some of them are just held at the Committee. Matter of fact, I think 70% or 80% of them are not classified.
The ones that are classified we will have to send to the Director of National Intelligence [Dan Coats] to declassify but we hope that would only take a matter of days – and they don’t do their normal foot-dragging where they slow-roll and we don’t get these before the election.
But just for the sake of full transparency – because there’s so much that’s out there that’s misinformation or disinformation on this Russia-gate fiasco – that we need this information out before the election.
And that’s why we’ve been asking the President of the United States to declassify many more documents as it relates to not only Bruce Ohr but also with the Carter Page FISA.
Bartiromo: Will the President declassify those documents before the mid-term elections?
Nunes: Well look, I think he doesn’t have any choice. The President talks a lot about how this Russia Investigation has hampered his administration – and I totally agree with the President on that.
And if the President wants the American people to really understand just how broad and invasive this investigation has been to many Americans, and how unfair it has been, he has no choice but to declassify.
And I will tell you, as we continue to move forward here, it’s in the best interests of our intelligence agencies to have full transparency on this, because you’re really dealing with many Americans who are living in an alternative universe – who have drank this Russia Kool-Aid.
There is a large number of Americans, Maria – and I know it’s probably not the people watching your show right now – but you would be shocked at the number of Americans who have drank the Russia Kool-Aid and they actually believe that Donald Trump is under the control of Vladimir Putin.
They actually believe that House Republicans are somehow under the control of Vladimir Putin. I bet 10%-15%-20% of Americans believe this. And it’s absolutely nuts.
In the second video segment, Nunes continues, describing the cooperation in the planting of fake news stories by the FBI and other Departments:
Bartiromo: Let me ask you to comment on what we learned this week. Some of these texts that were revealed from Peter Strzok to his girlfriend Lisa Page about a media leak strategy. So, here’s one, where Peter Strzok says to her; “I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you. I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.”
Twelve days later he says; “Article is out. Well done Page.” Your reaction to this.
Nunes: Yeah. Well, what you see is the mainstream media – and even Strzok’s attorneys have said – “no, no, no, he actually wanted to get to the bottom of the leaks. He was really worried about getting to the bottom and making sure nobody was leaking.”
That’s not what was happening. What was happening here – and this ought to scare the American people – it scares me – to know that the FBI & DOJ would go out and leak fake news stories, in many cases. And plant them in many cases.
And then pick up those fake news stories to use it as a pretext – that’s the word that they use in one of their text messages – a pretext to go out and interview American citizens. Knock on their door and say “Look, we read these three news stories that we’re not going to tell you we actually planted with the news – and we want to talk to you about these news stories.” So that’s first.
Second, don’t forget the Carter Page FISA – it wasn’t just that they used the Clinton dirt as a basis to go out and get the FISA, they also used and planted news stories to corroborate the Dossier in front of the [FISA] Court.
So they went to the Court and said; “Look at these news stories, Judge.” They actually matched this Dossier, never telling the Court that actually no – those were planted news stories by the Clinton Campaign and the FBI.
These people are really dirty. I hope that we continue to get all this information out before the election so that people know just how sick this Russia Kool-Aid that’s been poured upon the American people – how bad it’s really been.
Bartiromo: It’s just been extraordinary to me, how all of these agents were politicized. Here we are, the summer of 2016. It’s a major Presidential election. And all of this misconduct, not just from this cabal of people at the top of the FBI & DOJ, but also perhaps, the CIA.
And then we see [former CIA Director] John Brennan all over town trashing the President.
Here’s the Peter Strzok text on December 15, 2016 – referring to the CIA we believe; “We think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried and political, they’re kicking into overdrive,” says Peter Strzok to Lisa Page. Your thoughts on this. Is that the CIA – “our sisters.”
Nunes: Well, it’s hard to know from that text.
What I can tell you is, we saw an unprecedented level of coordination between the Clinton Campaign, their associates – like Fusion GPS and others – who had ties and tentacles into the FBI and other agencies – the Department of State – where they were able to generate fake news stories in dozens and dozens, really – if you go back, you can probably pick out about 2-3 dozen authors or reporters that actually were fed this directly and then spread that out in order to use it as a basis for an investigation.
Bartiromo: We gotta jump Mr. Chairman, but I know that if the House flips in November, you will no longer be the Chairman, perhaps your colleague on the Left, Adam Schiff, may very well be.
We won’t hear another word about this story. We will see you soon Mr. Chairman. Thanks very much.
Nunes: Thank you.
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