Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22nd) has been making quite the name for himself in Washington the past few months.
He used his role as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to interfere in Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election — eventually getting himself removed from the investigation altogether, which caused him to launch his own so-called investigation into clearing Trump.
In early January, rumors began to swirl that Nunes was in on the Trump-Russia conspiracy from the beginning, and Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law Professor, predicted that Nunes will eventually be going to be arrested for it.
>Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law Professor and one of the most widely respected legal experts in the U.S., tweeted:
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 28, 2017
The scenario that would seem most plausible, in light of Tribe’s prediction, is that Donald Trump put Devin Nunes on his transition team in hopes that Nunes would use his influence on the House Intelligence Committee, should there be an investigation.
Michael Flynn was illegally conspiring with the Russians during the transition period and the transition team knew about it, according to recent reports. If it is indeed the case that the same applies to Devin Nunes, Special Counsel Robert Mueller now has proof because he now has the Trump transition team’s emails. That means there’s a very high chance that Mueller has Nunes right where he wants him.
Bill Palmer points out:
“This would make Devin Nunes guilty of conspiracy against the United States. That consciousness of guilt would also help prove that Nunes’ subsequent attempts at sabotaging the Trump-Russia investigation were in fact obstruction of justice. Nunes could try to cut a plea deal. But with bigger fish Michael Flynn having already cut a deal, it’s not clear that Nunes would have anything of value to offer prosecutors. No wonder Laurence Tribe thinks Nunes is headed to prison.”