Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) responded today to the controversial public release of the Nunes memo with a statement that seems to forget what Mike Coffman said himself about a year ago. First, today’s Tweet:
As one of the first Members of Congress to call for an independent counsel, I’ve always been about accountability and full transparency and I think it’s important for the American people to read the released Memo and reach their own conclusions.
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) February 2, 2018
Coffman is notorious for changing his position on issues faster than you can click on a link, and he’s been all over the place when it comes to taking a stance on investigations into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Coffman did indeed call for an “independent counsel” in early 2017, but that was largely so that he could say that any investigation should also include the Obama administration.
More importantly, Coffman’s call for an “independent counsel” came several weeks after the Congressman said publicly that the FBI itself should be investigated in the wake of the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
In his statement today, Coffman says that the American people should “reach their own conclusions” after reading the Nunes memo. This might be good advice if it weren’t coming from a man who quite strikingly reached a conclusion about investigating the FBI last February.