GOP Memo Co-Author Congressman Devin Nunes Creates His Own Conservative Media Outlet
House Intelligence Committee Chairman and GOP Congressman Devin Nunes, who co-authored the memo alleging bias within the FBI Russia probe and championed its launch, has created his personal information and media web site. The California Republican is a right-leaning information website paid for by the Devin Nunes Campaign Committee with a Facebook web page that claims to be “delivering the best of US, California, and Central Valley news, sports, and analysis.”
Towards the highest of the web site’s homepage, an article entitled “Understanding the process behind #ReleasetheMemo” is featured prominently on the web page. Headlines additionally embrace “Where Exactly is ‘The Resistance’ headed?” and “The Russians are everywhere … and nowhere.” Nunes has lengthy been a critic of the “mainstream media,” and The California Republican provides a decidedly conservative tackle information occasions.
Alex Tavlian, proprietor of Fresno’s Sultana Media registered the web site final 12 months, although he advised Politico that he doesn’t handle the web site. Tavlian has been paid a sum of $7,773 by the Nunes marketing campaign since final July.
The website, www.carepublican.com, options posts written as early as mid-2017. Authors publish tales occasionally, and the web site is liable to errors and pages crashing. The California Republican Facebook web page has simply over three,700 followers.
Nunes was the writer of a controversial memo launched February 2 that alleged the abuse of energy by Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice officers with a view to spy on Carter Page, a Trump marketing campaign official. The four-page memo says that the DOJ and FBI relied on a file compiled by Christopher Steele and paid for by the Hillary Clinton marketing campaign and the Democratic National Committee to launch their investigation into Page.
The hashtag #releasethememo went viral on Twitter forward of the memo’s launch.
Following the discharge of the memo, Nunes spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity and slammed the media’s protection of #releasethememo. “The mainstream media is totally uninterested in this,” Nunes advised Hannity, calling information protection of the memo “embarrassing” and saying that he thought “there would be some ounce of credibility left” within the media.