Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report for ignoring the "wide range of abuses" committed by the FBI during its investigation of the Trump campaign.
In a statement released this afternoon, Nunes said the report made clear that the false allegations from the discredited Christopher Steele dossier about Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page played a major role in the appointment of the Special Counsel, along with the FISA applications used to spy on him.
The congressman slammed those he says "colluded" in the effort to perpetuate the Russia hoax narrative, including the media, Fusion GPS, Democratic leaders in Congress, the Clinton campaign and partisan intelligence leaders and called upon them to apologize.
Read Nunes' full statement below:
The Mueller report ignored a wide range of abuses committed during the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign. And now, with the revelation that the Special Counsel was authorized at the outset to investigate Carter Page for allegedly colluding with Russians to hack the election, it's clear that false allegations from the Steele dossier played a major role not only in the FISA warrant application on Page, but in the appointment of the Special Counsel as well.
The biggest takeaway from the entire Russia hoax is that our nation's counter-intelligence capabilities should never again be abused to target an administration's political opponents. Those who colluded in this effort – the media, Fusion GPS, Democratic Party leaders in Congress, the Clinton campaign, and partisan intelligence leaders – should apologize to the innocent people they maligned and to the American people they deceived.