Congressman Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy, the two Republican leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, are pushing forward with the release of a controversial memo written by Nunes about the Trump-Russia scandal. It was supposed to exonerate Donald Trump and implicate those investigating him, but the memo is such a disaster, even Trump’s own DOJ advised him not to release it. Yet Nunes and Gowdy seem to want it out there anyway, regardless of whether it ends up helping or hurting Trump. Everyone keeps asking why. The answer is in plain sight.
One of the key moments in the Trump-Russia scandal came when Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador illegally conspired against the United States during the transition period. Flynn was informing the Trump transition team of his criminal activities in real time. Flynn has since cut a plea deal, and Mueller has all of the transition team emails, which means Special Counsel Robert Mueller knows how each of those team members responded to the news and worked to cover it up. Guess who was on the Trump transition team? Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy.