UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – February 3, 2018
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said there is evidence of collusion with Russia, but it’s between the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
The chairman sat for an interview Friday, to speak out on his controversial memo. Nunes railed against continued allegations created by ‘the left’ accusing President Trump of working with Russian operatives.
“The FBI opened a counter intelligence investigation into the Trump Campaign in the summer of 2016. That’s what happened,” said Nunes. “And then they got a warrant of someone in the Trump campaign using opposition research paid for the democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign. That’s what this is about and it’s wrong and it should have never be done.”
The congressman said the memo was not a place he wanted to go, but had to in order to protect the American people.
He denied any collusion between the White House and the Kremlin, and called out democrats for their involvement in the Russia probe.
Nunes is leading the investigation into the allegations, but the panel has not yet commented on when, or if it will release the report.