Rep. Eric Swalwell is on the House Intelligence Committee headed by Devin Nunes who ran their own investigation into Russian collusion.
And this is from his op-ed published in The Fresno Bee:
Nunes and committee Republicans had promised that the American people would see our interview transcripts after the investigation was completed. When they abruptly ended the investigation without calling dozens of relevant witnesses, they voted to conceal the transcripts.
Suddenly, last month, Nunes agreed to release them. Perhaps he was worried about the burgeoning campaign of his Democratic opponent — a local prosecutor named Andrew Janz, whose argument to the voters includes powerful evidence of Nunes’ efforts to poison the Russia investigation.
But predictably, at a hearing last week on releasing the transcripts, Nunes still wouldn’t allow real transparency.
Committee Democrats asked to immediately send the transcripts to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who hasn’t been allowed to see them under Nunes’ rules. There’s good reason to believe many witnesses committed perjury or offered information relevant to the special counsel’s work. But Nunes opposed it, and it was voted down.
Committee Democrats then moved to have the transcripts released to the public immediately — after a 10-day intelligence community review — to avoid any selective release or other political manipulation. Again, Nunes opposed this.
This is his modus operandi. Though incomplete due to Republican obstruction, our investigation did reveal worrisome contacts between the Russians and candidate Trump, his family, his businesses, and his campaign. Yet every time we sought to learn more, we were blocked.
We sought to test witnesses’ accounts by subpoenaing third-party records such as cell phone, bank and travel records. Republicans refused to allow it.
To arrange the infamous June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Donald Trump Jr. called his Russian contact, then called a blocked number, and then called his Russian contact back. We had evidence from other witnesses that Donald Trump used a blocked number. Republicans refused to pursue whether it was the same number.
The Republicans ran a “take them at their word” investigation when most of the Trump team clearly didn’t deserve that benefit of the doubt. So at last week’s hearing, I moved to subpoena many of the records that could fill a lot of the gaps. Nunes nixed it.
Swalwell goes on to say that the committee also uncovered evidence showing that Putin’s favorite Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had multiple contacts with the Russians during the 2015-2016 campaign but Nunes also nixed releasing transcripts of his interviews.
Now honestly none of this should surprise any of us after all Nunes has had his nose up Trump’s ass since day one, but it does illustrate how important it is to get a Democratic majority into the House ASAP.
And by the way, Nunes himself has a very strong challenger in the form of Democrat Andrew Janz who just raised a whopping 4.3 million dollars in the third quarter, so there is a good chance that his days are numbered as well.
Once we get a Democratic majority in Congress we might actually learn the truth about the Russian collusion without the Republicans in the way constantly running interference for Donald Trump.
In other words vote, vote early, and vote aggressively.