Perhaps it is just a coincidence that everyone around Donald Trump seems to be having an even worse than typical week, just as Republican strategist Rick Wilson’s book Everything Trump Touches Dies was released. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is having meltdowns on both Twitter and live television. Jeff Sessions was caught up illegally blocking EPA legislative actions to protect two of his top donors. Don Jr. was thrown under the bus for treason by his own father. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s first criminal trial is not going well for him.
Things are going especially bad this week for Republican Congressman Devin Nunes. As if it wasn’t enough that he’s likely being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as well as an investigation into an underage sex worker scandal, Nunes was secretly recorded discussing his goal of obstructing justice in the Trump-Russia scandal.
The bad news for Nunes just keeps coming. Scott Dworkin, Democratic political operative and MSNBC contributor, recently reported that in early 2016, Nunes paid nearly $150,000 in campaign funds to McNally Temple Associates, a political consulting firm which has worked for candidates and political parties in Russia. It turns out that Ray McNally, the founder of the group, spent time in Russia in 2016 and was on Russian state media channel RT in July 2017.
At this point it appears Devin Nunes has given up even attempting to cover for his crimes. The day after the tape of Nunes admitting that Republicans in the House were still planning to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to make it easier to end Mueller’s investigation, Nunes did not even take the time to come up with an excuse. In his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Nunes likely knows his time in power is extremely limited, so why waste it lying about his previous lies?
I’m a ceramic engineer living in Central New York, avid sports fan but find myself more interested in politics lately.