This past week, the WaPo and the New York Times ran a story allegedly from an Intel briefing that said president Trump was angry because classified information was to be released and that Adam Schiff was in on the meeting, meaning there were going to be leaks. Sure enough there was a leak and a misrepresentation. In the meeting it was said that Russia was working to get Trump reelected. NeverTrumper Jake tapper blew up that story, saying it was not what the intel community found.
In the WaPo version, they claimed that Devin Nunes snuck into the White House tom warn President Trump. It is exactly the same lie that Schiff used to force Nunes to step down temporarily from the investigations until he was cleared. Gee, I wonder who leaked this information. You get three guesses and the first two do not count.
Now, Nunes is threatening to sue the WaPo and he says they can explain to the court about where that source came from. Leaking from Intel briefings is a strict no no and any leak would result in charges.
“So look, the most concerning part about all this is that we can’t talk about what happened in that meeting,” Nunes said. “So if anything in The Washington Post story or The New York Times story is true about Bernie Sanders or Putin’s plans and intentions, nobody who is on the committee or who has seen this classified information should be talking about it.”
“Now, it gets worse when you have The Washington Post’s claim that I went to the White House — remember this story, didn’t we hear three years ago that I was sneaking into the White House?” he continued. “I went to the White House to tell the president really bad things and that he should fire Maguire.”
According to Nunes, his only choice of action of recourse was to sue to Post.
“I don’t know what planet The Washington Post is on, but they’ll have an opportunity in federal court in the next couple of weeks to explain who their sources are because I’m going to have to take them to court — because I didn’t go to the White House, I didn’t talk to President Trump,” he said.
“This is the same garbage, and the only way to get these guys to stop — I don’t know where they build a narrative, they plant the narrative, they write fake stories about it of things that should not be talked about, this classified information, and they run these stories,” Nunes continued. “Who the hell is leaking this if it is indeed true?”