Blumenthal Says ‘Credible Case’ For Nunes Obstructing Justice: Memo ‘Could Come Back to Haunt Him’
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says there’s a good chance House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes will come to regret drafting his controversial, partisan-charged memo about alleged FISA malpractices.
The senator appeared on Friday’s Morning Joe to talk about the memo’s imminent release despite concerns from the intelligence and law enforcement communities that it creates a misleading depiction of the FBI. Trump has been attacking his chosen intelligence leaders over the memo this morning, and Blumenthal noted that the commotion surrounding the document could end up furthering an obstruction of justice case against Trump.
“I think a lot of the statements that Donald Trump has made in connection with the release of the Nunes memo may well come back to haunt him as evidence of obstruction,” Blumenthal said. “Because what we’re seeing is, obstruction of justice unfolding in real-time right before us.”
When Mike Barnicle asked if obstruction of justice charges could extend to Nunes as well, Blumenthal answered there was a “credible case” for that possibility, especially since he might’ve corresponded with the White House as he wrote his memo.
“Nunes himself was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for the unprecedented and hugely embarrassing visits he had with the White House just a year or so ago. So there is a lot there that I think could come back to haunt him, too.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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