KILMEADE: Out of everything that was thrown at you, one thing people kept saying yesterday is that, well, there was some acknowledgment that this was a political document, meaning the dossier, in a footnote at the bottom of the FISA warrant. What can you tell us about that?NUNES: . . .[A] footnote saying that something might be political is a far cry from letting the American people know that the Democrats and the Hillary campaign paid for dirt that the FBI then used to get a warrant on an American citizen to spy on another campaign. It’s a very dangerous precedent that was set, and what we’re trying to do is just get the American public to understand what happened in this last election and understand we have a responsibility as the House Intelligence Committee to assure the American people that the FISA process is not being abused, and that’s what we did.
KILMEADE: Some say, well, what about Papadopoulos? They started looking at him earlier. What do you say to that?NUNES: Well, I would say if Papadopoulos was such a major figure, why didn’t you get a warrant on him? If Papadopoulos was such a major figure, you had nothing on him — you know, the guy lied.As far as we can tell, Papadopoulos never even knew who Trump — never even had met with the president.And look, getting drunk in London and talking to diplomats saying that you don’t like Hillary Clinton is, really — I think it’s kind of scary that our intelligence agencies would take that and use it against an American citizen.
Representative Devin Nunes, a man of tremendous courage and grit, may someday be recognized as a Great American Hero for what he has exposed and what he has had to endure!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018