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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:22 AM

Was Nunes involved in espionage?

Who told him to gather secret information? Why did he switch cars after he disappeared? Who has he shared this information with? Just how many laws did he break?

What makes him think he is secret agent man?

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gordianot Mar 2017 OP
get the red out Mar 2017 #1
Zoonart Mar 2017 #2
Tanuki Mar 2017 #3
randome Mar 2017 #4
wishstar Mar 2017 #5
dem4decades Mar 2017 #6
gibraltar72 Mar 2017 #7
asiliveandbreathe Mar 2017 #8
BainsBane Mar 2017 #9
randome Mar 2017 #10
Demsrule86 Mar 2017 #11

Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:23 AM

1. Useful idiot

But yes, smells like espionage.

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:25 AM

2. Narcissistic stooge...

convinced he's the star of a spy movie.

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:25 AM

3. He can't even make the excuse that he was gathering info for his committee,

since he refused to share or disclose any of it with them.

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:30 AM

4. I'd say the blokes who handed the info to him are in trouble.

 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-gravity-is-strong-3

Look at Cohen-Watnick's background. Cohen-Watnick is a 30 year old Mike Flynn protege from the Defense Intelligence Agency who was brought in by Flynn to serve as the NSC's senior director for intelligence programs. H.R. McMaster tried to remove Cohen-Watnick after McMaster replaced Flynn as National Security Advisor. In that goal, McMaster apparently had the strong support of Mike Pompeo, the Director of Central Intelligence. But Cohen-Watnick appealed his ouster to Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. Bannon and Kushner went to Trump and Trump decided that Cohen-Watnick should stay in his position, which he did.

White House factional politics are not in themselves necessarily of great interest. But having two aides with no national security experience overrule the National Security Advisor on a key NSC personnel decision is rather remarkable - even more so when the person in question apparently has the job only due to the influence of the former national security advisor who resigned in disgrace and now appears to be the target of multiple criminal and counter-intelligence probes.

That set of facts in itself raises a lot of alarm bells. Did Flynn's influence still extend into the White House's inner circle early this month, weeks after he was fired? Is Cohen-Watnick that important a loyalist that Bannon and Kushner would refuse to see him dismissed? What he doing work at their behest? For whatever reason, this Cohen-Watnick is a pretty important guy to the most important players in the Trump world.

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:34 AM

5. He claims he was pursuing his investigations of the leaks wherever it led

which is highly ironic since a number of the "leaks' seem to have come from Trump WH staffers

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:38 AM

6. Well he does work for the President. At least that's what

Other Republican idiots are saying.

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:52 AM

7. Yoho might

be the only honest Republican on the hill!

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:01 AM

8. Secret info...really?? - more propaganda from the WH - and Nunes

well, he works for the so-called Prez..don'tcha know..

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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:05 AM

9. No

He had clearance for the classified info he viewed, and the NSC staff who showed it to him also had clearance. Nunes didn't disclose any of that info to the public. He's a political operative in the tank for Trump, but he's not guilty of espionage.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:12 AM

10. He disclosed that there was surveillance to the public.

 

Forget that we know surveillance occurs all the time. Nunes went further and said it pertained to Dolt45's bogus wire-tapping claim. The argument can be made that this was at best an improper release of classified information to the public at large.

I don't recall specifics but agencies have tried to use this line against leakers in the past: that simply disclosing the broad outlines of an operation is improper.
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Response to gordianot (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:14 AM

11. He was at the Turkish meeting with Flynn reportedly

or so I have read.

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