Washington Post: House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes recuses himself from Russia probe
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) temporarily recused himself Thursday from all matters related to the committee’s ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, as House investigators look into ethics allegations against him.
Nunes said in a statement that he decided to recuse himself after “several leftwing activist groups” filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics about his leadership. Nunes called the charges “entirely false and politically motivated,” but said his recusal would be in effect while the House Ethics Committee looks into the matter.
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WNU Editor: Rep. Nunes was becoming the story .... and not the files that he had obtained outlining how the former Obama administration conducted surveillance on the Trump election/transition team. As I had outlined before .... he made a mistake when he rushed to President Trump to outline his findings instead of presenting it first to his committee. He exposed himself to be operating politically .... which he was .... and this recusal should have been done last week. As to what happens next ... Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, is now set to lead the Russia/spying probe "with assistance" from Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla.. These men are not Devin Nunes .... and I predict that they are going to make a lot of people uncomfortable .... especially the Democrats who have no interest in pursuing the growing case of evidence that the former Obama administration conducted surveillance of the Trump team.
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