Congressman Devin Nunes again caught on White House grounds
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Calf.) was arrested Tuesday night for stalking President Hillary Rodham Clinton after breaching security at the White House complex for the second time this week, according to the Washington Post.
A Secret Service agent on duty discovered Rep. Nunes, dressed in a trench coat and fedora, hiding behind one of the large Japanese shrubs near the south entrance to the executive residence at approximately 11:15 p.m.
When asked to explain his presence there, Nunes stated that he was simply pruning the bushes. After the agent pointed out that Nunes didn’t seem to have any actual pruning equipment with him, the Californian congressman reportedly broke down and sobbed, “Okay, okay…I can’t help it! I just love her so much!”
Growing more emotional, Nunes begged the agent not to arrest him, saying, "Vladimir Putin sent me. Don't arrest a worker for following the boss's orders!"
In a press conference early this morning, William J. Callahan, acting director of the U.S. Secret Service, explained that while Rep. Nunes’ behavior was “discomfiting", he offered no real threat. “Frankly,” Callahan stated, “It’s hard to take anyone that pitiful seriously.”
Callahan noted that Nunes has a track record for playing “spy games” in and around the D.C. area, and that his “unhealthy obsession with President Clinton” is something Nunes was having obvious difficulty controlling.
Although unavailable for comment, Rep. Nunes reportedly has already tendered his resignation as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, as well as his position within the D.C. chapter of The Spy “Double Agent” Club.