Devin Nunes Accuses Democrats of Trying to ‘Obtain Nude Pictures of Trump’

Devin Nunes Accuses Democrats of Trying to ‘Obtain Nude Pictures of Trump’

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes has claimed that Democrats have tried to get nude photos of President Donald Trump. Nunes made the bizarre claim during a House Intelligence Committee hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.

Nunes was presenting the unfolding Ukraine scandal and the President’s pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden as nonsense. Not for the first time, Nunes relied on a strange interpretation of events to defend Trump. He is Ranking Member of the committee.

“Democrats on this very committee negotiated with people who they thought were Ukrainians in order to obtain nude pictures of Trump,” Nunes said in his opening statement.

“People can reasonably ask why the Democrats are so determined to impeach this President when in just a year, they will have a chance.”

It is not entirely clear what Nunes is referring to but it is likely that he was thinking about the so-called ‘pee tape’ mentioned in Christopher Steele’s dossier on the President. Nunes also appeared to be referencing a prank call from Russian comedians to Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff where the pranksters offered nude photos of Trump.

There is as yet no sign that the notorious tape even exist but it has become a talking point among some Trump supporters who have tried to attack Democrats for seeking lurid material.

Watch the video above, via CNN.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.