Nunes: 'The Process of Discovery Is Going to Be Fascinating' in Roger Stone Case
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Sunday said that special counsel Robert Mueller's office must be embarrassed that they had to come to House Republicans for information they could use to indict Roger Stone on a process crime, and predicted that the "process of discovery" in the case will be a "fascinating" one.
"I think the Mueller investigation is really at the bottom of the barrel when they're looking at people like this because we already found in our report that Roger Stone wasn't colluding with the Russians, which, that was the original intent of all this, remember?" Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
"Supposedly Trump campaign operatives, so-called, were colluding with Russians," Nunes added. "They must be embarrassed that they actually have to come to House Republicans in order to have us give them the information, the transcripts so that they go and get Roger Stone on a process foul that occurred in 2017 that Roger Stone himself is going to fight. The process of discovery is going to be fascinating in this case and I can't wait to watch it."
Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser, was arrested during an early morning FBI raid at his house in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday and indicted on charges of obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
During an interview following his arrest, Stone said that he would not be pressured to bear false witness against the president. "I intend to fight because this indictment is fabricated," he told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Friday evening. "This indictment is thin as can be. My attorneys are highly confident that they can win an acquittal if I can get a fair trial in the District of Columbia."
Stone also told Carlson that the feds had been surveilling his email, text messages, and phone calls for two years, possibly longer, "because the New York Times reported on January 20, 2017, that I was among three people in the Trump campaign under active surveillance."
He added, "Hopefully we'll learn something about that in discovery of this case."
During the interview with Bartiromo, Nunes accused the Obama administration of using the intelligence services of the United States to improperly target the Trump campaign.
He pointed out that the FBI opened up the investigation based on the Clinton-funded Steele dossier at the end of July in 2016 while the presidential campaigns were in full swing.
"At the same time, Bruce Ohr, the top career official in the Department of Justice, is acting like some kind of secret agent meeting with this Clinton oppo guy [former British spy Christopher Steele] who's digging up dirt," Nunes explained, adding that Ohr took custody of this information and fed it "directly into the FBI and DOJ."