Devin Nunes: ‘The Deep State Here Is Much Worse Than Even I Thought’

February 28, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes warned Americans that the “deep state here is much worse” than he ever thought during an appearance Wednesday evening on Fox News.

“One thing that  I tell the American people every time that I speak and I go out on the road and I talk to people is that, remember, the deep state here is much worse than even I thought it ever was,” Nunes told host Sean Hannity.

“People have to remember that this is one yard in a cloud of dust. You have to wake up every day to fight because the socialist left, they worked hard to take over the Democratic Party, they work hard to get Bernie Sanders in the lead. They’re not going away.”

The California representative said that Republicans need to take the House back in November if they want the seemingly endless investigations into President Donald Trump brought about by the Democrats to end.

Nunes appeared alongside Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan to discuss Republican efforts to renew and reform parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Attorney General William Barr told Republican senators this month that he is working on internal reforms to prevent the errors Inspector General Michael Horowitz determined that the FBI made when it sought permission to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the Washington Examiner reported.

Jordan said that while the FISA warrant was used in 2016 to spy on four American citizens, the main reason the reforms are important is that “it could happen again.”

“Remember, 2016 was an election year, that’s what they did in 2016,” he said.

“This is 2020. They could do it again because remember what happened two weeks ago. They went and the intelligence community goes and briefs Adam Schiff and people on Capitol Hill but they didn’t tell the president what they were going to tell folks on Capitol Hill.

“And as it turns out, what they conveyed to Mr. Schiff, which he then leaked, what they conveyed to Mr. Schiff was inaccurate.”

Hannity then asked if the two representatives had confidence that people would be held accountable for the failures of 2016.

“I think that the Attorney General Barr knows that there won’t be a Republican left in this country that trusts the FBI or the Department of Justice if people aren’t brought to and held accountable,” Nunes said.

The president, in particular, has expressed his distrust with government officials after his impeachment and acquittal and has reportedly created a detailed list of disloyal officials to oust, according to Axios.

“I don’t think it’s a big problem. I don’t think it’s very many people,” Trump said during a media conference in India, Axios reported.

He added he wants “people who are good for the country, loyal to the country.”

Both Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and former Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, high-profile witnesses in the impeachment investigation, were forced out of their roles following Trump’s acquittal.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

via thefederalistpapers

Recent Comments

  1. Karen GILMORE

    February 28, 2020 @ 3:55 pm

    What puzzles me the most is that the Dems do not seem to care what happens to the US.
    They allow people to violate our immigration laws, they release illegal criminals who have killed or committed violent crimes against our US citizens. They have allowed them to get drivers licenses and who knows how many are receiving our healthcare, welfare, food stamps, education; all at the expense of US taxpayers. I often wonder what country they represent. If we allow them to take over our government, we all will be dependent on the government to ration all our needs, while those at the top in our government receive a full pension and a Mercedes healthcare plan. I haven’t heard any of them say they will relinquish what they have worked for. I for one will not give up my benefits as a retiree who has worked hard for what I have without a serious fight.
    Keep it up Dems; you’re alienating the whole country. Don’t keep telling us how much you love this country, while you destroy it with hatred and bigotry. SHOW us by example that you give a damn about protecting this country and it’s LEGAL citizens. This hogwash about being a racist because you believe in following the laws of the land and expecting those that come here do the same, is getting nauseating to hear. You need a new and believable mantra that includes all of us. Show us you care more about the country than the total control of our govt and its citizens.

    • Lisa

      February 28, 2020 @ 5:31 pm

      Well said! The deep state really took root in the Clinton administration. We see how crooked the Clintons are and how they seem to have a hitman on file for those who can expose them. Barr needs to do something fast. We’ve waited 3 years. If people aren’t punished by the end of Trump’s 4 years then it never will be. I have reservations that he won’t. Those who violated the loan an law were never prosecuted. They should have immediately gone to jail yet Barr did nothing. The democrats are openly breaking the law and getting away with it while laughing at the president therefore the Americans. Do something Barr or are you too working for the deep state and pretending too?

      • Lisa

        February 28, 2020 @ 5:32 pm

        Violated the Logan Law. Spell check

    • Charlie Kadlec

      February 28, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

      You said it well, and I’m glad the real truth about Democrats follies finally being understood! Good Job

  2. Anatoly Dashevsky

    February 28, 2020 @ 3:57 pm

    All enemy of President Trump is the enemy of the sitizens who vote for President and they should go to jail!

    • DJTJ

      February 28, 2020 @ 4:06 pm

      …directly to jail…past GO and they do not get $100. Get real Dude!!

    • Jeff

      February 28, 2020 @ 11:57 pm

      Did Philip Haney, Seth Rich, etc. tip you off ? The deep state will do ANYTHING.

  3. John lemos

    February 28, 2020 @ 3:59 pm

    Clean house!! Should have done it a long time ago!! Obama hold overs are criminals.

  4. Nate Paris

    February 28, 2020 @ 4:19 pm

    A lot more POS in government then you imagined? I’m not surprised!

  5. Jose

    February 28, 2020 @ 4:24 pm

    Media licence revoke for propaganda against American way of life and causing the public to distrust each other ( sound like the big brother turning on each other, well documented in end times)
    So much abuse for keeping their powers on the our backs of all true patriotic Americans
    And expect us to be their minions. Everyone , the 4 horsemen in Apocaliptic events has
    begun. Let’s all turn to God for help. MAGA 2020 and beyond !!!

  6. PlumHunter

    February 28, 2020 @ 4:31 pm

    Numbnuts Nunez …. Deep state … I wonder how far it has gone up his arse!!!! Has he run up to the WH with any new secrets? Hope so! Our fearless leader needs to know about any new conspiracies! And has Jordan witnessed any coaches buggering wrestlers recently? He loves watching that crap …. Sicko bastard!

    • FOFY286

      February 29, 2020 @ 10:43 am

      Getting a bit concerned about ineffectiveness are we?

  7. Lisa

    February 28, 2020 @ 5:22 pm

    Why is Schiff still in charge of the intelligence committee? He does nothing but lie and not following the rules. He leaks classified information which he should have charges brought upon him. We know if he was republican then the democrats would demand it, saying it’s against the constitution. He needs to be kicked out of congress. We saw how much he misled the American people and lied.

  8. paul w conlin II

    February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

    what is wrong with people in this country? don’t they know what the democratic party is doing? they lie to you constantly about what they are doing. they want anyone in the world to come right in this country witout going through the proper procedures and paying their fees to become citizens. i have been in many countries of the world and i have seen how there is some very good people who work very hard for almost no wags at all. when there are somw very bad people who are coming into our country illegally! don’t you people realized they are going to take your jobs at a much lower wage than you are getting right. WAKE UP, PROTECT OUR BORDERS AND OUR CITIZENS. life isn’t free at all. you have to work to make something for yourself!

  9. rick

    February 28, 2020 @ 8:04 pm

    The Democratic party of today are nothing but domestic terrorists just like the Taliban and the SS of old Germany!
    If all of the Americans in this country don’t get more involved in fighting them back now, they will soon take over just as history has shown us before. The big problem with that is, we won’t have a USA to liberate us!
    Get involved now or lose it forever my friends!

  10. Stephane

    February 28, 2020 @ 8:48 pm

    The DEVIL’s RATS are bigger TRAITORS than ever thought or believed. And the 80% of the DEMONRATS in DC are the sustaining power for the ones in the government.

  11. Edward Massey

    February 28, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

    Wow…is there that many hit men/women in America waiting in their hotel rooms waiting for a phone call from socialist liberals to take out conservatives? I mean no one is being prosecuted except conservatives for lying to liars. Disgusting! Wake up and take America back before it’s to late.

  12. Kerry Hansen

    February 29, 2020 @ 12:00 am

    Can you imagine how much our President Trump could do for this country if he didn’t have all the damocrats blocking everything and having to fight against the deep state? And the Liberals are up front that if they get in they will raise taxes and confiscate things from us. I was talking to a lady who has been a school teacher in Europe’s Georgia. She hated the Socialist/communists state. She felt she was the best teacher in the school, yet her pay was the same as the newest/worst teacher in the school, no incentive. She said they take away everything and just give you enough to subsist. She said she has heard the ridiculous Free stuff. Believe you and me will pay for it 10 fold.

  13. Efram Paul

    February 29, 2020 @ 2:50 am

    NO ONE, other than the president, cares one bit about the US. The Democrats, who call themselves progressives, are, in fact, at war with the United States. But that does not mean the GOP is good for the country. I remind those here that the GOP was ready to throw the country under the bus if their tantrum was not validated. There are NO statesmen in this country any longer, no people who truly love the US over party. George Washington was right!


    February 29, 2020 @ 4:01 am


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