Devin Nunes Is Living in a Fantasyland


WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: Ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) prepares to hear testimony from former State Department special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and former National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs Tim Morrison.

Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee, opened today with a statement attacking media reporting on the Trump administration. He singled out six stories for attack.

One of them was retracted by its publisher, CNN—a form of corporate responsibility never seen from a White House notorious for emitting six false statements in a single morning. Another was an opinion piece in New York magazine by Jonathan Chait that did not claim to report news, but instead built known facts into a damning narrative of Donald Trump’s Russia connection. The other four range from the exaggerated to the unverified to the apparently mistaken.

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