The head of the House Intelligence committee, Devin Nunes, has claimed that American talk show host and comedian Stephen Colbert’s jokes are a “danger” to the United States.
Nunes also used the moment to accuse Hollywood as an industry of using its heightened position in the media to suppress negative attention towards the Democrats in an effort to bury criticism and accusations of wrongdoing.
“This is the danger that we have in this country, The left controls not only the universities in this country, but they also control Hollywood in this country, and the mainstream media, so conservatives in this country are under attack, and I think this is a great example of it,” said Nunes in a statement.
Recently, Colbert performed a segment on his chat show, ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ where he travelled to DC to try to question Nunes on the alleged ties between Donald Trump and Russian agents, a scandal that has been ongoing ever since the 2016 elections.
The skit also saw Colbert hand out “Devin Nunes is a [redacted]” flyers to the public.
In regards to the controversy relating to Russian-led corruption, Nunes said that when detractors present “proof that not only did the Democratic party collude and get information from the Russians, and then an investigation was opened up into the Trump campaign to spy on the Trump campaign,” (presumably) Democrats “resort to going to their friends in Hollywood to make fun of people and attack people who are trying to get to the truth.”
Nunes did not give specific examples of when or where the Democrats allegedly colluded with the Russians.
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