Devin Nunes Attacks 'Fake News' Reports Of His Meetings With Ukrainian Officials

Tyler MacDonald

Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee's top Republican, appeared on Fox News Channel's Sunday Morning Futures. Nunes addressed recent CNN and Daily Beast reports of his involvement in the actions at the center of the impeachment probe into Donald Trump, Breitbart reports.

In particular, the reports suggest that Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas helped Nunes arrange meetings with Ukrainian officials -- including former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin -- to dig up dirt on Trump's Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

"I have been used to this for the last three years. The House Intelligence Committee Republicans, we continue to expose Democrat corruption over and over again. And what always happens is right when we expose them, what do they do? They go out to kill the messenger. So this week another fake news story."
"We hope that CNN and the Daily Beast will cooperate with the court, they should comply with the subpoenas once we file this and go through different depositions. It should be fun."

Per Vox, Parnas is currently on house arrest in Florida. The publication also clarified that it's unclear if Parnas would be viewed as a credible witness, given the "serious allegations of financial wrongdoing" against him.

According to Vox, if Nunes did meet Shokin last year, then the efforts to discredit Biden and his son, Hunter, must have begun earlier than when Giuliani started speaking about them publicly earlier this year.

Nunes has refused to answer questions regarding his alleged involvement in the Ukraine scandal, and both CNN and The Daily Beast claim to have reached out to Nunes for comment on their pieces. Both publications say their requests were ignored.