Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) warned as the onion is peeled on the Mueller team the American people will learn what they were "really doing." In an interview with FOX Business host Lou Dobbs, Nunes also expressed his pleasure that President Trump is downsizing the National Security Council from roughly 500 people to 100.
"The lawyers that, you know, that stepped aside today that -- that busted -- that made the seven-to-nine-year recommendation -- on the prosecutors, we believe that this is not going to be the only example. We think there’s other examples of things that they did during the Mueller investigation that I think you and your listeners and the American people will be very interested to learn in the coming weeks, as we start to unpeel the onion of what the Mueller team was really doing," Nunes said Tuesday.
Nunes said Trump needs to look at other people that are part of "permanent bureaucracy" and remove them from the White House because the "place leaks like a sieve." Nunes said given that there were a lot of Obama holdovers in the NSC it would be logical to assume that is where most of the leaks come from.
DOBBS: James Wolfe.
NUNES: OK. So if you look at James Wolfe, here’s a guy who leaked classified information, as you started out with at the beginning of this -- of this segment.
NUNES: He was sleeping with a reporter and leaking information -- leaking classified information. He ends up lying to the FBI, OK, and -- and so he gets a couple of months in prison.
And now, you have Roger Stone who was investigated on what is now a total witch hunt. It was the FISA warrant, that whole process we knew --
DOBBS: And we’re -- and our viewers are looking at a picture of James Wolfe, the former director of -- of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Just --
NUNES: Yes, so by the -- so think about this, this guy gets a couple of months -- and look he -- he should have gotten a lot more than that, all right?
But then today -- so Roger Stone who should have never been investigated in the first place, because the dirty cops knew in January of ’17 -- January of ’17, this is months before Mueller, that there was no -- that there was no collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. So this was a bogus investigation from the beginning.
So Roger Stone gets -- gets drug through the mud, OK? He gets busted for what? He gets busted for lying to Congress, OK? And if you remember the Democrats on that committee were doing everything they could to trip him up.
Now look, it’s not OK to lie to Congress. And so it -- it definitely is a -- is a problem. It’s definitely illegal.
DOBBS: Well, apparently it’s not -- it’s not terrible because James Wolfe only got two months.
NUNES: Well, Wolfe gets two months for leaking and --
DOBBS: And of course, Roger Stone gets seven to nine years.
NUNES: It’s -- exactly. I just wanted to make sure you -- that you understood that tonight with, you know, the -- the correlation between Wolfe and Roger Stone. This makes no sense.
DOBBS: I understand. And then there’s the correlation with General Flynn whose sentencing has been, by Judge Emmet Sullivan, has been delayed indefinitely for what reason?
DOBBS: Because the Justice Department again wants to -- to hang him high.
There is something terribly, terribly --
NUNES: Yes, I would -- and I would say this --
DOBBS: -- wrong in that Justice Department that this is happening. It’s -- the president is right, it’s just outrageous.
NUNES: Yes. Let me tell you something else that your viewers will be interested in -- you’ll be interested in.
NUNES: Because there’s -- there’s more to come on this. The lawyers that, you know, that stepped aside today that -- that busted -- that made the seven-to-nine-year recommendation --
DOBBS: Right, the prosecutor.
NUNES: -- on -- on the prosecutors, we believe that this is not going to be the only example. We think there’s other examples of things that they did during the Mueller investigation that I think you and your listeners and the American people will be very interested to learn in the coming weeks, as we start to unpeel the onion of what the Mueller team was really doing.
NUNES: Because I would say this, when Mueller was appointed, you have -- we have to ask ourselves, he walks in the door the first day and said, OK, show me all the evidence you’ve got on the Russians.
They’re like, Bob, sorry, we don’t have any Russians here. We don’t have any evidence.
NUNES: So what the hell did they do for two years? They set up an obstruction of justice trap. And they sit --
DOBBS: And tried --
NUNES: -- they went after a whole bunch of people that now got sentenced. Some already served their time. And I think all of this has to come into question now at this point.
DOBBS: Good for you, Congressman. And I couldn’t agree with you more. And I hope that you will be with us throughout the next few weeks as this does, as you say, unfold.
NUNES: Thank you, Lou.
DOBBS: And again, thanks for all you’ve done and continue to do.