In an interview with FNC's Bret Baier, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said the Democrats on his committee "tell so many lies you can't keep track of them all," pushing back hard against a claim from Rep. Eric Swalwell that the FISA court was fully aware of the political nature of the Steele Dossier when it was used as evidence to spy on Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page.
BAIER: There are Democrats on your committee insisted that the FISA court was told of the political nature of this information. Take a listen.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR: Is there anything inappropriate, do you think, about a partisan political document, the Steele dossier being used in an application to surveil an associate of a presidential candidate, in this case Carter Page -- especially if that fact is not disclosed in the application? Is that inherently wrong do you think?
REP. ERIC SWALWELL (D-CA), HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE: Jake, that fact was disclosed -- it was disclosed to the FISA court, that part of the evidence was from a politically motivated source.
NUNES: No. I mean, these are things I said earlier. I mean, these guys tell so many lies, you can't keep track of them.
BAIER: That's not true?
NUNES: No. The court -- the court was not made aware. I would think that a judge -- if the judge knew that, hey, we’re opening -- we have an investigation of the Trump campaign. We’re going after this Trump campaign advisor and, oh, by the way, Hillary Clinton's campaign paid for all this information. If that did happen, which it didn't, if that court did know that, the judge would have to be I think considered very suspect. I don't believe that that happened at all.