Devin Nunes: is the House intelligence chair Michael Flynn's best friend in DC?

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In a curious subplot to the Trump-Russia scandal Nunes stood by the former national security adviser when even the White House called him a liar

The day after Donald Trump fired him, Michael Flynn had no friends in Washington but one: Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House intelligence committee.

Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, had been laid low before. In 2014, the heads of US intelligence and Pentagon intelligence pushed Flynn out. His relationship with the US intelligence agencies never quite recovered. Flynn’s subsequent penchant for inflammatory, erratic and even bigoted statements left few, particularly in security circles, willing to defend him.

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