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Nunes: McCabe, FBI Actions Against Trump 'Absurd'

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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:12 PM

Rep. Devin Nunes Thursday said actions taken by the FBI with the probe into Russia and President Donald Trump were "absurd," and showed a "counterintelligence investigation" had been launched based on "dirt and research" from an opposing political party.

The California Republican's comments to Fox News' "Fox and Friends" came in response to former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who says in a new interview he launched the probe into Russia and President Donald Trump because of fears the case would "vanish."

"He was relying on Democrat paid-for-dirt came from Russians to investigate another candidate in (another) political party for doing what?" said Nunes. "Supposedly colluding with Russians. It is absolutely absurd."

He added that he always finds such claims suspicious when the person involved is about to release a book. In McCabe's case, his book "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump"  is set for release on Feb. 19.

The FBI, Nunes continued, had been "opening up a counterintelligence investigation into a political party based on dirt and research from another political party," which should never be done.

"Every American should be outraged by this," said Nunes. "This has been buried by the mainstream media for years. It is absolutely absurd. Now people are hawking books on the thing."

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Rep. Devin Nunes Thursday said actions taken by the FBI with the probe into Russia and President Donald Trump were "absurd," and showed a "counterintelligence investigation" had been launched based on "dirt and research" from an opposing political party.
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