Nunes Says Republicans Lied In FISA Memo Because The FBI’s Font Size Was Too Small

You know how Republicans are playing up the story that the FBI failed to disclose that one of its many many sources providing information about Trump goon Carter Pate was partially paid by Democrats after they took over funding from Republicans?

“Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding [British agent Christopher] Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and FBI officials,”  the most explosive (if it can reasonably be called that) claim in the memo says, in case you needed your memory jogged.

While Republicans have been saying this information is “worse than Watergate,” there’s just one tiny problem — the FBI actually disclosed that information in a pretty standard location: the footnote of the page of the application itself.

Nunes was asked about this latest instance of the facts f*cking up the GOP narrative on Fox and Friends, and he explained that it now doesn’t matter if the FISA application actually made it clear that Steele was a political source because — get this — the font size of the font was too small.

“A footnote saying something may be political is a far cry from letting the American people know that the Democrats and the Hillary campaign paid for dirt that the FBI then used to get a warrant on an American citizen to spy on another campaign,” Nunes told Fox — not that it matters to him one way or the other, as he admitted recently that he didn’t bother to read the FISA application in the first place.

Nunes also claimed that Trump “never even met” with former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose ties to Russia kicked off the investigation in the first place. If you’re unsure of who he is, you can see him below in this photo. Meeting with Trump. Which he totally didn’t do:

Papadopoulos recently cut a plea deal with Robert Mueller and is currently cooperating with the FBI in their ongoing criminal investigation into the Trump campaign.

Republicans are, in a way, impressive. When they are caught lying, they throw their hands up and say “nuh-uh because we’re mad at something that makes us look even dumber than the original thing” and their voters buy it every single time.

Watch Nunes complain about font size below:

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