Rep. Devin Nunes has claimed former President Barack Obama is President-elect Joe Biden’s ‘overlord’ and called for a special counsel to take over the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.
Nunes, a California Republican and staunch ally of President Donald Trump, appeared on Fox Business Network’s Sunday Morning Futures in an interview with host Maria Bartiromo.
‘President Obama is the only president that I know that only moved about a mile from the White House – set up shop, has all his people there,’ Nunes said, referring to the Obama family’s rented mansion in Washington DC.
‘Most of his people were promoting Kamala Harris to run before she bombed out, wasting hundreds of millions of dollars, and then they propped up Joe Biden,’ Nunes claimed.
Nunes, a California Republican and staunch ally of President Donald Trump, appeared on Fox Business Network’s Sunday Morning Futures
He claimed former President Barack Obama is President-elect Joe Biden’s ‘overlord’
Nunes said referred to the Obama family’s rented mansion in Washington DC, saying it was evidence that the former president remained active in running Biden’s campaign
Later in the interview, Nunes referred to Obama as Biden’s ‘overlord.’
Nunes also called on Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint a special counsel to take over U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into potential malfeasance in the Russian collusion investigation.
‘Now we’re sitting waiting for Durham to complete this investigation. I think people are getting not only very frustrated but also, there’s a growing concern that Durham is not going to come out with anything and then Biden and Obama are going to be back in, and they’re going to shut this investigation off,’ Nunes said.
Durham was appointed by Barr more than a year and a half ago to investigate any misconduct by the FBI and others others related to the inquiry into links between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
So far, Durham’s investigation has secured one guilty plea from a former FBI lawyer, who admitted to doctoring a document used to obtain surveillance warrants on a Trump campaign aide.
Trump has raged that the Russian collusion probe, which cast a shadow over much of his presidency, was a ‘failed coup,’ and expressed fury that Durham did not issue more indictments prior to the November election.
Biden and former Obama make a stop at a campaign event in Michigan last month
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden greet each other with a socially distant ‘air’ elbow bump at the end of a drive-in campaign rally
U.S. Attorney John Durham is investigating any misconduct by the FBI and others others related to the inquiry into links between Trump’s campaign and Russia
Nunes said that he feared Biden’s administration would shut down the Durham probe before it could be concluded.
‘I’ve been very clear about this,’ the congressman said. ‘Every day that ticks by, it’s going to become an absolute necessity that a special counsel is appointed on the way out.’
‘Now that doesn’t mean that Biden wouldn’t fire the special counsel, but at least you’d have a special counsel office set up, with money, so that this investigation can continue, because I’m not seeing the indictments that I should be seeing when you take into the account that I’ve made 14 criminal referrals involving dozens and dozens of people,’ he continued.
Despite months of silence, Durham’s probe into alleged FBI misconduct is still underway, sources said about the politically charged investigation.
The Durham probe ”is definitely still happening,’ a source told Fox News earlier this week, after it appears to have gone dormant for the weeks surrounding the elections.
Another source told Fox News ‘Durham remains full steam ahead.’