WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes was not a household name outside of the Capitol until his famous “memo” outlining gross irregularities in the conduct of the FBI and Justice Department investigations into the so-called “Russian collusion” case.
But, since then, the House Intelligence Committee chairman from California has been under fire from Democrats and the media. California Republicans are planning to pour money into challenging his re-election bid in November. And now, even comedian Bill Maher, is attacking him with his list of “25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” list.
Ironically, Devin Nunes’ life has been an open book, so to speak. In fact, he authored one in 2010, the year of the tea-party revolt, and it’s still around for those who love him and hate him to pore through.
Many who overlooked it eight years ago are rediscovering his manifesto and personal story titled, “Restoring the Republic,” which demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the issues facing America in 2010 and still today. In fact, the book has shot up the charts as a once-obscure member of Congress has taken on an exceedingly high profile.
For months, Rep. Devin Nunes has been a key figure in efforts to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
First, last March, he revealed members of the intel community had collected communications from Trump’s transition team back while Obama was president – leaving Democrats scrambling to reclaim their narrative that Trump had no evidence to back his claim that Obama had “wiretapped” Trump Tower.
Then, Nunes, badgered by a combative establishment media, defended his decision to tell President Trump about the surveillance, while repeatedly explaining he had seen no evidence of communication between Russia and Trump’s transition team.
Now he’s at the center of the storm over the four-page memo alleging “shocking” surveillance abuses of the Trump presidential campaign by the Justice Department and FBI – abuses some who have seen it call “worse than Watergate.” In response, at least two pundits on MSNBC have absurdly questioned on-air whether Nunes is a Russian agent.
Meanwhile, Nunes, whose staff authored the memo, has released a statement appearing to confirm the FBI used “unverified information” from the notorious anti-Trump dossier in its application for a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign officials.
“Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies,” Nunes said, adding: “[I]t’s clear that top officials used unverified information in a court document to fuel a counter-intelligence investigation during an American political campaign. Once the truth gets out, we can begin taking steps to ensure our intelligence agencies and courts are never misused like this again.”
But who is Devin Nunes, and what does he believe? What are the principles for which he has been fighting in Congress since 2003? What type of future does he want for America?
The answers to those questions can be found in Nunes’ book “Restoring the Republic: A Clear, Concise, and Colorful Blueprint For America’s Future,” which is available at the WND Superstore.
In “Restoring the Republic,” Nunes lays out a detailed plan for how to fix the problems threatening the nation’s future. In his own words, the congressman reveals:
- How America can break its dependence on Middle Eastern oil and transform itself into an energy powerhouse;
- How America can prevent Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from exploding the national debt and ruining the country financially;
- How the nation can restore economic growth through a simpler, fairer tax code;
- How the U.S. can deal with the many international threats it faces;
- How America’s borders can be defended and its broken immigration system fixed;
- And how failing public schools can be repaired.
Plus, Nunes reveals why politicians from both parties refuse to discuss the one most critical reform needed to restore the republic.
The congressman draws on his experience growing up in the breadbasket of central California. As a child on his family’s dairy farm in Tulare County, Nunes saw firsthand how the convergence of big government, big business and the radical left wreaked havoc on an entire community, transforming once-prosperous farmland of the San Joaquin Valley into little more than blighted desert.
Now those same forces are threatening the nation as a whole, and Nunes offers solutions on how to beat them back and keep America strong and free.
Niall Ferguson, a Harvard University history professor and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, showered “Restoring the Republic” with praise.
“Devin Nunes is one of a new generation of Republican politicians who articulate the frustrations of millions of ordinary Americans with the way their country – or at least their government – has lost sight of the first principles embedded in the Constitution. A believer in freedom in all its varieties and a skeptic of big government, he reads like one of the true sons of the Reagan Revolution,” he wrote.
Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian and columnist for National Review Online, wrote effusively about Nunes’ book as well.
“In common sense logic and language, Rep. Devin Nunes outlines how both Republican and Democratic administrations and congresses in the past have nearly bankrupted the country, wedded to a utopian social, economic, and cultural agenda that we can never pay for nor will ever work. Most importantly, he offers not just a critique of these depressing times, but also a conservative blueprint for national renewal that, if followed, would allow us to pay off our debts, reform a corrupt political system, harness out-of-control entitlements, and utilize all our own energy sources.”
Joseph Farah, founder of WND and the publisher of Nunes’ book had this to say: “When Bill Maher comes after you, you know you hit the bull’s-eye.”
Take a deep dive into the mind of the man on your TV screen. Order “Restoring the Republic” now from the WND Superstore. Find out what really makes him tick – not from Bill Maher, but from his own words and his own life story.