Devin Nunes: Hillary Clinton Funded the ‘Russia Hoax’
'I guess the best way to put it there could be they were just avatars'
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said special counsel John Durham's latest indictment shows Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign paid "avatars" to create a fake Russian collusion ''hoax'' against Donald Trump.
Nunes told Newsmax's Eric Bolling on The Balance:
"This was their narrative."
"They paid for it."
Last week's indictment of Igor Danchenko now shows the Clinton campaign was paying somebody to spread a false narrative of Trump colluding with Russia with the help of the Clinton campaign.
"I guess the best way to put it there could be they were just avatars," Nunes said.
"They needed somebody so that they could say, 'oh, we have a former MI6 James Bond guy' on one hand, ooh, he's talking to a Russian national with Russian contacts.'"
"That's where it all stopped, though, because Steele wasn't James Bond," he continued.
"This guy was just getting paid to do a job, to put his signature on something."
"It was the Clinton people feeding this in, and then the FBI knew about this.
"They knew none of these guys were reliable, and they presented it to the FISA court, and therein lies the problem."
Nunes has been on the front lines of exposing the origins of the Russian narrative for quite a while.
"We knew it was completely made up," he said.
"We knew the FBI was in on it. We knew the Clinton campaign was in on it. We have built a circumstantial case for that.
"What Durham has now done is he's been able to bring in email, phone calls, communications, payments, and put all this together."
Nunes said Durham has to expose these Democrats for the damage they've done against an elected president.
"I doubt that the Democrats in this country are ever going take responsibility for this hoax that they've hoisted on the American people for years," Bolling continued.
"Durham continues to have a huge responsibility on his shoulders, because if he doesn't get to the bottom of this, every day that goes by, the American people are losing trust in our own Department of Justice and the FBI."
"It's unhealthy for a democratic republic, and quite frankly, it leads to instability,'' he said.
''And I think that's the overall concern here: that if Durham is not able to track all these guys down and put them in jail, it's going to be seen as, I mean it already is, the biggest scandal in political history, and has long-lasting repercussions."
According to former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Durham’s next arrests will be Hillary Clinton operatives.
“I know that that’s what John Durham is looking at, and as I talked about, this goes to the highest levels of our government and government agencies involved,” he added.
“I continue to think there will be many indictments based on the intelligence that I gave to John Durham and that I have seen."