Following the indictment of longtime Trump campaign associate Roger Stone by the Robert Mueller-led special counsel investigation — which resulted in a pre-dawn FBI raid to arrest Stone — many on the left crowed about being one step closer to the ultimate goal of getting rid of the president.
However, there is virtually nothing within the indictment against Stone that supports the media’s Trump-Russia collusion narrative — and according to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the special counsel is now just scraping “the bottom of the barrel” for anything they can use against Donald Trump.
Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that the mere process crimes for which Stone has been indicted — including lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering — showed that Mueller has slim pickings when it comes to whom should be indicted in his probe.
A “fascinating” process of discovery
Asked for his reaction to the fact that Stone had been indicted for lying to the House Intelligence Committee when Nunes served as chairman, Nunes first noted that his committee’s work was once mockingly dismissed by the left, but was nevertheless utilized by Mueller’s team for a number of indictments.
“I think the Mueller investigation is really at the bottom of the barrel when they’re looking at people like this, because we already found in our report that Roger Stone wasn’t colluding with the Russians, which that was the original intent of all this. Remember, supposedly Trump campaign operatives, so-called, were colluding with Russians,” Nunes said.
The representative went on: “They must be embarrassed that they actually have to come to House Republicans in order to have us give them the information — the transcripts — so that they go and get Roger Stone on a process foul that occurred in 2017 that Roger Stone himself is going to fight.”
Nunes was referring to transcripts of House Intelligence Committee hearings from September 2017 the Mueller team’s quietly asked for in recent months.
“The process of discovery is going to be fascinating in this case, and I can’t wait to watch it,” Nunes added, a clear insinuation that important information that up until now has been kept out of view of the public could soon be widely exposed.
Take a look at the full video clip:
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) January 27, 2019
The Steele dossier
A significant portion of the rest of Nunes’ interview with Bartiromo focused on the many questions that remain unanswered on the Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier compiled by Christopher Steele and its influence on the investigation.
Nunes even speculated that Mueller may have been tasked with looking into the dossier by virtue of the still-secretive “scope” letter that laid out the guidelines of the special counsel probe when Mueller was first appointed in 2017.
It will indeed be “fascinating” to see what is revealed through the process of discovery in the Stone case, as it will force Mueller’s team to reveal the cards they have been holding for the past year and a half.
Who knows what they could be hiding?