He was unable to provide any proof of wrongdoing, and following public outrage and the condemnation of all Democrats on his Committee he ultimately recused himself from leading the investigation into Russia’s interference into he US election.
Since Nunes’ recusal Reps.
What does recuse actually mean?
“He didn’t “recuse” himself”.
No. But expect to hear Democrats keep using the word.
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes continues to be a powerful force in the House’s Russian Federation investigation, despite his promise that he was stepping aside as the head of the probe as he came under scrutiny himself from the House ethics committee. Cohen said he would be happy to testify if he got a subpoena.
A spokeswoman for the committee’s chairman, Sen.
Why are we talking about Nunes’ non-recusal now?
That veteran knowledge of intelligence practices seemed to escape Nunes, however, when he pushed the premise that the intel community acted shady toward Trump campaign officials. Democrats started complaining that he was still too involved.
Nunes in April recused himself from the committee’s Russian Federation investigation after having come under fire for his decision to go to the White House grounds and look at classified information that suggested the Trump transition team may have been under indirect surveillance.
Americans’ names picked up in foreign communications intercepts must be concealed unless senior officials request them to be disclosed for intelligence or law enforcement purposes. Also, the US Department of Justice recently appointed a special counsel.
“I only learned about this late the night before, and that’s a problem”, Schiff told Mitchell. “The way to look into this is that I’m still read into everything, but”.
Nunes recused himself from the House investigation after he took a series of actions that raised questions about his independence in the investigation, and whether he was working with the White House to counter the Russian Federation narrative. But everything else, I’m still in charge of. When Comey was sacked, White House officials first claimed it was because of his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state.
US President Donald Trump backed the House Intelligence Committee’s efforts to investigate actions by US security and other officials under previous president Barack Obama, inserting himself into a political feud over its latest subpoenas in the Russian Federation probe. On that score, it has previously been reported that the committee’s chairman, Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), has reviewed intelligence reporting and detected instances of unmasking. But requests by top administration officials – and policymakers like those that sit on the congressional intelligence committees – to identify which U.S. persons foreign agents are speaking to or about would not have been unusual or against the law.
The committee on Wednesday issued seven subpoenas seeking testimony and information in its investigation into Russian activities during the election. Or that the committee delegate to Mr. Conaway, with advice and consultation with myself. He said he hoped House Speaker Paul Ryan would intervene to make sure that happened.
Farage said on Twitter it had taken him a long time to read the Guardian article because he was “laughing so much at this fake news”.
“That’s the obvious motive”, the aide said, adding that Nunes told the Democrats “super last minute” about his unmasking subpoenas.
How is this affecting the House investigation? The Russian government was unable to offer a similar response, which for Putin and his cabinet raises a question of whether the USA has no spies, or whether the Russians are just bad at finding them.