Nunes visit draws crowds, the congressman responds

Fresno, Calif. - A "liar," a "dirty politician," just some of the names protesters had for valley Congressman Devin Nunes Friday afternoon, as Nunes spoke inside a private event at Fresno's Tornino's Banquets.

"He does not represent his constituents, he does not hold town halls," protester Sally Carroll said. 

"We're telling Washington, we're not happy," protester Stephen Cooke said. 

Nunes has been at the center of the national spotlight since last week, when he revealed he'd seen reports members of President Donald Trump's transition team had been incidentally monitored by intelligence agencies, their names revealed. 

"When you are just picking up Americans willy-nilly and not doing anything about it to mask them...this is not what our intelligence agencies are supposed to be used for," Nunes said.

Names Nunes has now requested, but hasn't received.

"The American people should be furious, that the, the oversight committees, can't get our hands on these names that were unmasked," Nunes said. 

Nunes took that intel to the media, and President Trump, a decision many have called partisan.

"I knew how this would look, and the media's forgetting this," Nunes said. "So before I went to The White House, I went and informed, I held a press conference and said, here's what I found, it has nothing to do with Russia."

Meanwhile, Nunes is still heading up the investigation into Russia's potential involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

Protesters like Carol Kim say, he shouldn't be.

"Because of the way that he's botching this investigation with Trump and the Russians, so, it's looking pretty corrupt," Kim said. "And he's impeding the investigation and protecting Trump." 

Nunes says, it's no surprise the "Left" doesn't support him, saying, Democrats want an independent commission to investigate, not the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which Nunes heads up.

Nunes also says, he's had his eye on Russia for some time.

"At the end of the day, we're accountable to our voters," Nunes said. "And like I said, this whole issue that we briefed the president on, that I briefed the president on, had nothing to do with Russia." 

Nunes also discredited recent news articles claiming to name the sources of those initial reports.


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