Most Americans have accepted that the cold war ended long ago, and yet for some reason McCarthyism seems to be on the rise.
Allegations of Russia colluding with the Trump administration have been talking points since the election, and now many in the media are calling for a full-on investigation into the matter.
In an interview, the House Intelligence Committee chair, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), told reporters to “be careful what you ask for” when it comes to looking into FBI phone records.
“If, for example, you were on the phone with the Russian ambassador and somehow your phone call got recorded, would you want them turning over that phone call and that transcript to the committee?”
When asked if investigating calls of a public person differ from investigating “a call between a private person” Nunes did not hesitate to use ousted security advisor Michael Flynn as an example.
“That’s the point here. General Flynn was a private American citizen!”
“Look, I’m sure some of you are in contact with the Russian embassy, so be careful what you ask for here,” Nunes warned. “Do you want us to conduct an investigation on you or other Americans because you were talking to the Russian embassy? I just think we need to be careful.”
Though democrats, and those in the media are demanding action be taken against the president, and his administration, they may want to think twice about digging into phone records. Who knows how many of them have been in contacts with Russia over just the last few weeks?