Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) is the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. At a press conference, he reiterated what has been stated many times ever since the media and Trump’s political opponents invented the Russian connection as a way to delegitimize him as President. If Hillary Clinton had won, there would have been no such thing as Russia.
A reporter asked Nunes about General Michael Flynn’s resignation and whether the wiretaps would have picked up other names as well, assuming the media’s narrative is true that the Trump campaign and transition team were in regular contact with Russia.
It’s a good point. If, as the media have been saying for months, Trump and his campaign have been in regular contact with Russia, and Russia is the reason Trump won, why is it that Michael Flynn was the only person whose name has come up during routine wiretaps on foreign calls? You’d think that the wiretaps would have exposed nearly everyone in the Trump campaign and transition team. But so far, only Flynn’s call to Russia was revealed, and he wasn’t even doing anything wrong.
One obvious answer is that there was no ‘regular contact’ between Trump and Russia. That’s how the House Intelligence Committee Chairman answered:
“There is no evidence that I’ve been presented of regular contact with anybody within the Trump campaign. The only one is obvious: General Flynn’s discussions with the Russians, which I would still contend that he was doing what he was supposed to do, which is to prepare the president-elect for office by getting as many leaders in front of him as possible.”
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