Congressman Devin Nunes appeared Wednesday on the Hugh Hewitt show and dropped a huge bombshell about the DOJ AP phone records scandal. Apparently the media is focusing on the the smallest aspect of the scandal! It turns out, as Congressman Nunes reveals, that Holder’s DOJ has actually monitored congress, wire tapping right into the Cloak Room.
HH:[…] I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?
DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.
HH: Wait a minute, this is news to me.
DN: The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives.
HH: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
DN: So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know…
DN: …members of Congress talk to the press all the time.
I’m absolutely sure that we’ll see more about this story in future days. If this claim is true, I cannot imagine any situation in which Eric Holder stays Attorney General.
Upon listening to the interview, it is unclear whether the members of Congress were “tapped” or if their phone records were actually gathered. Either way, it is pretty damning for Holder, but we definitely need some clarification as to what actually happened.
Hugh just clarified that congressmen were not bugged or wiretapped, but rather that the phone records from outgoing line from the House of Representatives were gathered by the DOJ. Again, the implications of this are pretty staggering.