Devin Nunes criticizes House Dems over Hope Hicks hearing

Devin Nunes criticizes House Dems over Hope Hicks hearing


>>SHE IS ONLY ONE PEG ON THE BOARD AND THAT WE’LL NEED TO PROCEED WITH DIRECTOR MUELLER AND WE’LL NEED TO PROCEED WITH MCGAHN. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO.>>OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN ACTION. YOU HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE ASSERTING IMMUNITY, NOT A THING.>>IT IS AN ONGOING EFFORT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO PREVENT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM KNOWING THE FULL TRUTH.>>THREE DEMOCRATS RIGHT THERE HITTING BACK AT FORMER TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR HOPE HICKS FOR NOT ANSWERING A LOT OF THEIR QUESTIONS ON THE TIME THAT SHE SPENT ON THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. FULL DISCLOSURE, MISS HICKS IS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER AT FOX CORPORATION. WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH DEVIN NUNES, RANKING MEMBER HOUSE INTEL COMMITTEE. THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK. I WANT TO GET TO A LOT IN FOUR MINUTES. LET’S START WITH HOPE HICKS. WHAT WAS THIS HEARING ALL ABOUT? IT APPEARS BASED ON THAT REACTION THAT WE’RE GOING TO COURT.>>WELL, IT WAS A DEPOSITION TAKEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE LAST YEAR HAD HER FOR MANY, MANY HOURS. SHE HAS BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE SENATE, THE MUELLER TEAM. SO NOBODY QUITE UNDERSTOOD WHY SHE WAS BACK IN THE U.S. CAPITOL YESTERDAY DOING ESSENTIALLY ANOTHER DEPOSITION. MY SOURCES THAT WERE INSIDE AND DID THE INTERVIEWING SAID IT WAS QUITE EMBARRASSING TO WATCH THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN ASK HOPE HICKS ABOUT HER LOVE LIFE. THAT’S BIZARRE TO HAVE A BUNCH OF OLD CONGRESSMAN ASKING SOMEBODY ABOUT HER LOVE LIFE. I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD BE ASHAMED IF THEY KNEW WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN THAT ROOM.>>Bill: THAT CAME UP IN THAT HEARING ROOM YESTERDAY?>>THAT’S WHAT THE FOLKS THAT I TALKED TO ARE TELLING ME.>>Bill: WHAT’S RELEVANT ABOUT THAT?>>I HAVE NO IDEA. THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION.>>Bill: THE PRESIDENT WAS WITH SEAN LAST NIGHT BY TELEPHONE TALKED ABOUT SUBPOENAS FLYING LEFT AND RIGHT. LISTEN.>>President Trump: NANCY PELOSI HANDS OUT SUBPOENAS LIKE THEY’RE COOKIES. I WILL TELL YOU, WHEN A JIM AND MARK MEADOWS, JIM JORDAN AND DEVIN AND ALL THESE PEOPLE WHEN THEY WENT TO PAUL RYAN TO GET A SUBPOENA, PAUL WOULD SAY WELL, LET’S TAKE IT EASY. LET’S NOT THIS. IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE. YOU COULDN’T GET A SUBPOENA. SHE HANDS OUT SUBPOENAS LIKE THEY’RE COOKIES.>>Bill: IT WAS A CLEVER LINE. I GUESS TRYING TO JUST CUT THROUGH THIS AND UNDERSTAND IT. GIVE US PERSPECTIVE ON WHERE THE INVESTIGATION OF THE INVESTIGATORS IS TODAY. WHAT HAS MOVED FORWARD, SIR?>>SO WHAT I WOULD REMIND THE PRESIDENT HAD IT MOSTLY RIGHT BUT ALSO WHAT HE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT WAS HOW D.O.J. AND F.B.I. CONTINUALLY BLOCKED OUR SUBPOENAS. WE HAD VERY TARGETED SUBPOENAS AND OFTENTIMES THEY WOULD USE THE MUELLER TEAM, FOR EXAMPLE, AS THE REASON WHY THEY COULDN’T ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS. ONE OF THOSE QUESTIONS IS ABOUT THE SECOND SCOPE MEMO. REMEMBER THEY HAD THE FIRST SCOPE MEMO THAT DIDN’T MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS THAT ROD ROSENSTEIN SIGNED. AND THEN A SECOND MEMO WE WEREN’T ALLOWED TOZ. IT WENT TO COURT, A PIECE CAME OUT ABOUT PAUL MANAFORT. IT WAS BASED ON THE DOSSIER. WE SAID WAIT A SECOND, YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION, YOU USED THE DOSSIER FOR THE SECOND SCOPE MEMO. D.O.J. AND F.B.I. AND MUELLER STONEWALLED US. WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE IT. I CAN’T GO LINE BY LINE WHAT WAS IN IT BUT THE BULK OF IT NEARLY IN ITS ENTIRETY WAS BASED OFF THE STEELE DOSSIER. WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT? REMIND THE VIEWERS, THIS WAS THE INFORMATION THAT THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN GOT FROM THE RUSSIANS. ULTIMATELY IS WHERE IT CAME FROM.>>Bill: THE INFORMATION THEY TOOK TO THE FISA COURT TO GET THEIR SURVEILLANCE.>>Bill: THAT’S CORRECT.>>BYRON YORK IS SAYING NOW MYSTERIOUS THIRD SCOPE MEMO FOR ROBERT MUELLER. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT, SIR?>>SO WHAT — I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S THE THIRD SCOPE MEMO BUT IT LOOKED TO ME AS SOMEBODY WHO READ IT IT LOOKED LIKE A CYA MEMO. WE KNOW THIS, THE PUBLIC KNOWS THIS, YOU CAN GO INTO THE MUELLER REPORT, DOSSIER, YOU CAN SEE THEY TALK ABOUT THIS EXPANDED INVESTIGATION AND THEY LIST A BUNCH OF NAMES IN THERE AND SO — BUT IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THEY WANTED A REASON. THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A LEGAL REASON WHY THEY NEEDED TO ADD AN ADDENDUM TO THIS. MY GUESS IS THEY EXPANDED IT SO FAR AND WIDE AND REMEMBER, BY THIS TIME THIS IS IN OCTOBER, THEY ALREADY KNOW THERE IS NO COLLUSION. SO THEY START TO INVESTIGATE RANDOM AMERICANS LIKE ROGER STONE. REMEMBER AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT DID THEY GET ROGER STONE FOR? FOR LYING TO CONGRESS. WHY WAS ROGER STONE PUT INTO ANYTHING LIKE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING — WE HAVE NO IDEA WHY HE IS IN THIS.>>Bill: I’LL CUT THROUGH THIS. A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED BETWEEN ELECTION AND INAUGURATION DAY IS SOMETHING BILL BARR IS FOCUSED ON. DO WE ULTIMATELY FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON?>>YEAH. WE’LL GET THE FULL PICTURE. THAT I AM QUITE SURE OF. WE’RE ACTUALLY — WE’VE SENT OVER EIGHT CRIMINALS REFERRALS TO D.O.J. I EXPECT SOME WILL BE ACTED ON. I THINK THE BIG QUESTION IS HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL ULTIMATELY BE PROSECUTED IN THIS. I AM CONFIDENT WE’LL GET THE FULL STORY.

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