Skip to comments.Nunes declines to answer whether or not he received information from Ukraine meant to damage Biden
Posted on 07/30/2020 8:45:39 PM PDT by RandFan
The House Intelligence Committee's ranking Republican member, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), reportedly declined to answer at a closed-door committee hearing Thursday whether he had received materials from Ukrainian sources meant to damage former Vice President Joe Biden's (D) reputation ahead of the 2020 election.
CNN reported Thursday that Nunes was questioned repeatedly by another committee member, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), about his alleged contacts with a Ukranian politician, Andrii Derkach, who himself is a close associate of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's attorney who last year boasted publicly of a trip to Ukraine for the purpose of investigating Biden's past.
"I guess I would request an explanation from the ranking member why he is just not prepared to respond to a simple question whether he has received materials that have been called into question that seem designed to denigrate a former vice president of the United States, but, at a minimum, to share them with the rest of the committee," Maloney said during the closed-door hearing, according to a transcript CNN obtained.
"Is the ranking member prepared to even respond to the question? How about it, Mr. Nunes? Did you receive a package from Andrii Derkach or not? And would you share with the committee or not?" Maloney reportedly continued, while Nunes refused to answer. "Well, I guess this is a case where silence speaks volumes."
The meeting was then reportedly adjourned by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the committee's chairman.
The Trump campaign has repeatedly pushed an unfounded theory [Yeah right -RF.] about the former vice president's efforts to get Ukraine to oust its former top prosecutor, who was mired in corruption allegations, which the campaign has alleged was done to protect Biden's son, Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm. No evidence has ever linked Biden to any attempts to quash investigations into Burisma, the energy company for which his son worked.
Text messages released by the House committee earlier this year revealed communication between a member of Nunes's staff and Lev Parnas, a close associate of Giuliani's who was arrested along with another Giuliani associate last fall for alleged campaign finance violations.
The Hill has reached out to Nunes's office for comment.
The rumor is there are tapes of Biden in Ukraine which are potentially damaging. I would like to see those surface.
I only wish there was a video of Biden bragging that he had the prosecutor fired or he would withhold money from Ukraine. Too bad that doesn't exist.
Yes.. It’s on YOUTUBE.
The media keep writing its ‘unfounded’ etc. Really annoys me!
True... But its telling even THEY haven’t pulled it.
Because it’s the truth.
Now the media need to report it!
Bowden is a fool, incompetent, supporter of Biden, or in the pay of someone who wants to stop any investigation into the Bidens and their corrupt deals with Ukraine and Red China.
That is why he is a writer for “The Hill”, a once somewhat balanced liberal publication.
As I have said before, you cannot trust any Democrat congressperson whose name is Murphy, Murray, Maloney, etc. The same for governors of same names.
There is an insanity that runs through all of them, i.e. a refusal to admit to provable truths. I’d love to put this Rep. Maloney (and the other woman rep.) under oath and ask them if they ever supported the IRA (and I don’t mean the Individual Retirement Account).
Where is it on YouTube listed as what??
That is why he is a writer for The Hill, a once somewhat balanced liberal publication.
Yes i like(d) the publication for their coverage of Congress but i’m noticing they’re becoming more biased closer to the election.
Why do they have to ruin everything ?
The truth is not “designed” to harm anyone or anything. It’s just the truth.
Yeah, that'd be bad if it were like a billion dollars or something wouldn't it?
Biden is on Video admitting to a Felony.
He told Ukraine they wouldnt get the $$$ unless they fired the Prosecutor investigating Hunter.
Bidens been in Politics for 40 yrs - and never demanded any other Prosecutor be fired in a Foreign land.
Ukraine is Cash machine for Dems.
I put Joe Biden brags about getting prosecutor fired and it came up
Yabutt, has he received info to indict Monsour Delecto?
i see what you did there
i downloaded that video off utube
Good stuff... keep hold of it in case!
See post #18. The video there includes leaked phone calls of Biden and John Kerry. It’s even more damning than Biden bragging about it.
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