Oh, that’s gotta hurt!

Courtesy of Newsweek:

Representative Devin Nunes is facing criticism from a newspaper in his home state for dismissing the allegations against President Donald Trump that led to his impeachment although he “knew they were true.”

“Devin Nunes has betrayed the truth, betrayed the trust of voters and, quite possibly, betrayed our country,” the Sacramento Bee editorial board wrote Monday.

On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee released text messages between Derek Harvey, Nunes’ aide, and Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas. The documents show the claim Parnas made earlier that Nunes was “involved” through Harvey in the plan to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine as it related to his son, Hunter Biden.

Trump’s pressuring of Ukraine to investigate Biden is at the center of the impeachment proceedings against him, a process Nunes labeled a “hoax” motivated by party politics. After staunchly dismissing the allegations against Trump, the release of the text messages showed he “lied” to the American people, the Sacramento Bee editorial board claimed.

“Nunes knew the Ukraine allegations were true because his office was involved in the same plot. But he used his position in Congress as a platform to spread lies and mislead the public,” the editorial board wrote.

I have to say that I really appreciate the way the journalists have stepped up to the plate to protect Americans from the lies being spread by the Republicans in Washingotn and other, less trustworthy, news sources. 

When all of this finally blows over I hope that the history books will specifically note the contribution made by American journalists who suffered death threats and angry tweets from the president while working diligently to bring us the truth.