California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes complained that a reporter “stalked” him at a ritzy fundraiser to ask him questions about his involvement in the Ukraine scandal.
Lee Fang, a reporter for The Intercept, approached Nunes at a $15,000-per-plate fundraiser in New York City on Sunday to question him about his calls with indicted Rudy Giuliani Lev Parnas, who helped the Trump camp look for dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine.
"Hey, Congressman Nunes. I just wanted to ask you really quickly: What were your calls with Lev Parnas about?" Fang asked. "Were you asking about the effort to investigate Hunter Biden?"
Nunes walked away without answering but Fang approached him a second time, prompting Nunes to pull out his phone.
"Were you part of this effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Hunter Biden?" Fang asked.
Nunes claims reporter “stalked” him:
Nunes complained on Twitter that Fang had “stalked” him in the hotel lobby.
Fang said he did no such thing.
"I walked up calmly and asked a simple news question to the congressman," Fang tweeted. "You can see everything I actually said and Nunes' trembling hand while he silently took my picture in the video I posted."
"This was an event with many, many members of the House Republican caucus. Several lawmakers spoke to us as they arrived or left the hotel for the NRCC fundraiser upstairs. No one was 'stalked,'" Fang wrote. "Shortly after this brief interaction with Nunes, he had a Capitol Police officer stationed at the event ask hotel staff for us to leave the hotel, which we obliged without hesitation. The man with the beard seen next to Nunes then left the hotel and followed us around the block."
"This video depicts a journalist politely asking reasonable questions of Devin Nunes about his flagrantly corrupt conduct," wrote The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent. "Based on this video, Nunes' depiction is an outrageous smear. Nunes is out of control. He's a public servant. He's functioning as Trump's servant."