Rep. Nunes Explains What He'll Be Looking For in Mueller Report

Susan Jones | April 17, 2019 | 6:41am EDT
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House Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

( - Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, says he wants the Mueller report to answer three questions that remain outstanding, despite Republican efforts to get to the bottom of how the Trump-Russia probe started and how it ensnared Trump campaign associates.

He spoke to Fox News's Laura Ingraham Tuesday night:

Well, What I'm going to be looking for is -- there's three specific areas where I think there was some type of set-up involved.

So the first is involved with General Flynn. General Flynn was supposedly entrapped, was meeting with a Russian woman. I want to know what really happened there, because, you know, we're just now finding out about this, and we need a lot more information on what really was General Flynn doing. Because it's a big deal if somebody within our intelligence agencies were accusing a three-star general of having some type of Russian fling, it's serious stuff. And I want to get to the bottom of that.

The second big question you have is Joseph Mifsud. Joseph Mifsud is how this whole investigation started. And let me tell you, Mueller describes him as some type of Russian asset of some kind. Well, if Joseph was a Russian asset, we've got big problems with our British and Italian allies, because he seems to be pictured with every British and Italian person that we know of. So that's something we also want to know about. And Mifsud was the guy who set up (George) Papadopoulos.

Finally, the third issue I want to hear about is this infamous Trump Tower meeting. When you hear the Democrats talk about that there's evidence in plain sight, well, the Russians that are involved in the Trump Tower, the infamous Trump Tower meeting in New York, I call them the Fusion GPS Russians. Fusion GPS was the company that was working for the Clinton campaign and the Democrats, and somehow Glenn Simpson meets with them before and after, and he's actually -- these are Russians that he's doing work for. I mean, come on. If Mueller can't get to the bottom of this and answer this for the American people, I don't know what the report was really worth.

Nunes said if the Mueller report does not wrap up those "really serious unanswered questions," he hopes Attorney General Barr will do it on his own.

For the record, Papadopoulos told congressional investigators that he first met Mifsud on a trip to Italy "and he took a liking to me immediately, once he knew that I would be working on the Trump campaign."

Papadopoulos says Mifsud told him he wanted to "become some sort of intermediary between the campaign, myself and Russia..."

Papadopoulos said he later came to believe, based on news reports, that Mifsud "was working as some sort of asset of the FBI." And it was Mifsud who told Papadopoulos that the Russians had Hillary Clinton's emails.

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