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Trump Praises Nunes for 'Courage and Grit' on Memo

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By    |   Monday, 05 February 2018 10:53 AM

President Donald Trump Monday praised House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes on Twitter for his work on a memo alleging FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, calling him "a brave man of tremendous courage and grit."

His tweet popped more than an hour after Nunes appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," where he said Democrats are working hard against him and his memo to keep the truth from coming out about Hillary Clinton's campaign, and also because they have nothing to back up their narrative of collusion between Trump and Russia.

Further, Nunes accused Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., of spreading a "false narrative" that he coordinated the revelations in his memo has been "spreading a false narrative" and has been doing that for the past year.

"That is not new for him," Nunes told the program. "He has spread a false narrative the entire time. The Democrats are well aware that I did not leak information. However, for a year they stayed quiet."

Last April, Nunes stepped away from the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, amid an ethics investigation into his actions during the probe.

He said Monday that since then, Democrats have called for him to be removed from the committee.

"Why is that?" He said. "We've been successful at getting to the bottom of a lot of real problems with the institutions in our government. There is no question they want me gone, but whatever they accuse you of doing, is what they're doing.

"So, we know that there has been almost 100 leaks that we believe have come from the Democrats in the House Intelligence Committee."

Meanwhile, the Russia investigation keeps "coming up with goose eggs," he said. "They have nothing. And so what do they do? They attack people who are trying to get to the truth, people like myself, people like [Rep.] Trey Gowdy."

Democrats also have been leaking out "bits and pieces" of information to create narratives, but they're always false, he said.

"Saying something might be political is a far cry from letting American people know that the Democrats in the Hillary campaign paid for dirt that the FBI then used to get a warrant on an American citizen to spy on another campaign," said Nunes.

"It is a very dangerous precedent that was set. What we're trying to do is just get the American public to understand what happened in this last election."

The memo released Friday was not the first report that will come out from the investigation, but they won't likely follow the same procedure, said Nunes.

Instead, committee members will follow the facts "where they lead" and when there is enough information, they will let Americans know what the learned.

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President Donald Trump Monday praised House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes on Twitter for his work on a memo alleging FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, calling him "a brave man of tremendous courage and grit."
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