Nunes on Declassifying FISA Docs: The Left Has 'Force-Fed Russian Kool-Aid' to the American People
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on "Hannity" Wednesday that Americans are being "force-fed Kool-Aid" in regard to whether President Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.
Nunes, a California Republican, was reacting to left-wing outrage over Trump's decision to declassify documents pertaining to a 2016 FISA warrant to surveil then-campaign aide Carter Page.
Sean Hannity said that under Article II, Section I of the Constitution, Trump has unfettered authority over all executive branch matters, including the Department of Justice.
"It's quite clear, Sean," Nunes agreed. "I don't understand why this hasn't been declassified [yet]."
Nunes said critics of the move are voicing the "same story over and over again," falsely claiming national security concerns.
"They're either covering up for their agency or they are involved," he said.
"We have to continue to get this message out to the American people [who] have been force-fed this Russian Kool-Aid for two years," Nunes added.
Earlier this week, former CIA Director John Brennan - an outspoken critic of President Trump - said he hopes "individuals of conscience" in the federal government will "stymie" Trump's actions.
"I am concerned that this is just one indication that Mr. Trump is going to increasingly look for steps to take in order to further try to subvert the Mueller investigation," he said on MSNBC.