Trump's 'Messenger Boy': Maxine Waters Slams Nunes for Closing Russia Probe
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) slammed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif) over the committee's report that it found "no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians."
"Who would believe Nunes was working in a credible way to find out what took place?" Waters said on MSNBC's "All In" Monday night. "As a matter of fact, he was simply a messenger boy for the president, running up in the middle of the night, trying to prove that Obama, for example, had wiretapped the president."
"So they can conclude whatever they want to," she continued. "They weren't doing anything to begin with. It was not a credible investigation, and so we're not paying any attention to that at all."
On "Fox & Friends," Nunes responded to Waters' remarks, noting that Democrats were attacking him in this manner before the Russia investigation even began.
"Right after I was named to the Trump transition team, I began getting attacks, I began getting called that I was some agent of Russia, of a foreign power," Nunes said, pointing out that the Obama administration ignored his warnings about Russian election meddling.
He argued that the various Russia probes should come to a close so the FBI and intelligence agencies can focus on "real problems."
"We spent 14 months on this investigation, looking for collusion. We didn't find any."
Waters has become known for her vehement criticism of Trump, who then called her out at a rally on Saturday as a "low IQ individual."