Paul Ryan says he’s seen the documents that made Devin Nunes go wild—but he isn’t sure Nunes has


In the middle of his improbable from-the-White House, to-the-White House car-hopping, secret sign-in investigation, top double-naught agent Devin Nunes checked in with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. What did Nunes have to say about what had put him in such a lather?

“He had told me that — like, a whistleblower-type person had given him some information that was new that spoke to the last administration and part of this investigation,” Ryan said. “He briefs me about it, didn’t know the content of it, only knew the nature of it and that he was going to brief others.”

So, like, according to Ryan, when Nunes came to him after his visit to his unnamed “source” at the White House, Nunes “didn’t know the content”—which would indicate that he hadn’t seen the actual documents. Which would be very much at odds with what Nunes himself has said. According to Ryan, Nunes knew only “the nature” of the information and that it was “part of this investigation,” but Nunes has said that he read the documents, even writing down reference numbers so he could more easily locate them again. And … what investigation would that be? Nunes has repeatedly said the information had nothing to do with Russia. Is that what he told Ryan?

Also, did Ryan see the documents in question? At first his answer to that seems very clear.

“Did you ask to see the documents yourself?” O’Donnell asked.

“He didn’t have the documents, so I didn’t,” Ryan responded.

But less than a minute later, Ryan says something completely different.

“But he hasn’t. I mean, he hasn’t even informed the Republican committee,” O’Donnell said.

“Yeah, I have seen the actual documents. I don’t know that he’s been in possession of them yet.”

At this point, Ryan is saying that he has seen the documents, but isn’t sure that Nunes has seen them. And that’s far from the limit of the craziness.

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