Former Obama Spokesperson Called Out for Nunes Accusation: 'Are You Calling Him a Liar?'

March 28, 2017

Fox News host Bill Hemmer debated former Obama administration State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Tuesday over House Democrats' calls for Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) to resign.

During the debate, Harf questioned some of the statements Nunes has made in recent days.

"[Nunes] said the evidence he looked at had nothing to do with Russia, he told O'Reilly that last night. The other thing he said they have to go to the Executive Branch one or two times a week to look at intelligence because they can't get the documents up to the house," Hemmer explained.

"Well, there is a secure room that the House Intel Committee has at Congress so I'm not actually sure why he couldn't read them there," Harf responded.

"That's what he said. Unless you are calling him a liar?" Hemmer asked.

Harf quickly said she was not calling Nunes a liar, but added that he had not offered any proof "beyond his statements" to back up the assumptions being made about surveillance of the Trump team.

The calls for Nunes's resignation began after it was revealed that Nunes had received classified information on the White House grounds, before briefing President Donald Trump on still undisclosed information that Trump Tower may have been incidentally surveilled, according to the New York Times.