Lawmaker Devin Nunes did such a tremendous job of defending President Donald Trump in the kangaroo impeachment court that the President calls him the “impeachment hero,” and the “other side’s worst nightmare.”
White House welcomes conservative hero
California Representative Devin Nunes was welcomed like a hero in the East Room of the White House on Thursday, after his stunning performance in the Senate. The Republican leader of the House Intelligence Committee was greeted with a rousing round of applause and a standing ovation. “He’s the other side’s worst nightmare,” praised President Trump, describing how Nunes put up with ceaseless abuse from the corrupt media and “the bad ones, the leakers, the liars, the dirty cops.”
The deep state is out to get him, Trump notes, “They wanted to destroy him. They tried. They got close. But he wouldn’t let it happen.” Nunes has been watching President Trump’s back since before he was in office. “I didn’t even know him. I just heard that there was this congressman who kept going into a basement, into files.”
Representative Devin Nunes, a man of tremendous courage and grit, may someday be recognized as a Great American Hero for what he has exposed and what he has had to endure!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
Controversial ‘midnight run’ to gather evidence
Just like a storybook hero, “this guy goes down into dungeons and basements,” Trump laughs. “He’ll find a document no matter what.” President Trump was referring to Nunes’ infamous “midnight run” to get evidence conservatives needed from the White House right after the inauguration. “I didn’t even know him. I just heard that there was this congressman who kept going into a basement, into files. He knew something was wrong. He felt it, right?”
On March 21, 2017 Nunes walked over to the White House complex and dug up some important files to use at a press conference a few days later. He had all the proof he needed to assert that the Federal Bureau of Instigation’s wiretap wasn’t finding what they were supposed to be looking for but they kept listening anyway. None of the FBI monitoring of Trump campaign members, declared Nunes, “was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.”
Disgruntled Democrats turned him in to the Ethics Committee over that but he beat the rap. Because he didn’t admit getting the info straight from the White House, he was accused of improperly sharing confidential information. The Ethics Committee says he did absolutely nothing wrong. After he was cleared he released what details he could about the episode. It actually happened during the day. He simply visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House and “I got my hands on the documents I was looking for and the next morning briefed (former House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan on it.”
Rep. Nunes admits he never would have found what he was looking for back then if it weren’t for the help of sympathetic conservatives in the White House. “I wouldn’t have known where to find the records without the sources,” he told biographer Lee Smith.