Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, dismissed any potential findings that could be revealed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign, saying that “we can just burn” his final report.
“You know we can just burn it up. It is a partisan document,” Nunes said Sunday during an appearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend” just days after Mueller delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr.
After acknowledging that Democratic lawmakers have also called for the release of the underlying information from the probe, Nunes pushed back against those calls, falsely claiming the Mueller probe has proven to be “fraudulent.”
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“I don’t really care what the Mueller report says. The Mueller special counsel should have never been appointed,” Nunes said. “And I say that and we can take any part of this investigation and we can show you how fraudulent it is.”
Co-host Pete Hegseth later asked the GOP lawmaker if it’s necessary for a second special counsel to investigate how the Russia probe was conducted from its inception.
“A second special counsel would have been great about a year and a half two years ago,” Nunes replied. “It would have been better to have not had a need for a second special counsel because we wouldn’t have had an investigation in the first place. But I do have faith in the new attorney general. I think he knows that it’s critical for the American people to have confidence in the FBI and the DOJ. It’s clear that this was not a widespread plague.”