Devin Nunes Is Back And Trying To Undercut The Russia Investigation Again
Nunes is interfering with the Russia investigation, again.
Devin Nunes is supposed to be recused from the House Intel Committee’s Russia investigation. But time and time again, Nunes has broken his recusal to interfere with the committee’s investigation.
According to a new report, the recused Congressman just signed off on a new set of subpoenas for the research firm that produced the Trump-Russia dossier.
Republicans, including Nunes, have attempted to undercut the Russia investigation by attacking others in an attempt muddy the waters around Donald Trump. Nunes’s latest actions represent the latest in his attempts to provide cover for Donald Trump.
According to the CNN report, Nunes issued the subpoenas on October 4, asking for materials and testimony on the opposition research from Fusion GPS.
“The move blindsided some committee members, multiple sources told CNN. And it has angered some on the committee who say that Nunes is still seeking to direct an investigation he was supposed to have no involvement in leading,” CNN reports.
Nunes was forced to recuse himself after an ethics investigation was launched when it became clear Nunes was coordinating with the White House.
An attorney for Fusion GPS told CNN “This is a blatant attempt to undermine the reporting of the so-called ‘dossier,’ even as its core conclusion of a broad campaign by the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election has been confirmed by the US intelligence community and is now widely accepted as fact.”
“Rep. Nunes recused himself, but now appears to be running a parallel investigation outside of the official (House intelligence) investigation run by Reps. Conaway and (California Rep. Adam) Schiff. His actions undermine the House, its investigation and the public’s ability to learn the truth. As we evaluate these subpoenas, we have serious concerns about their legitimacy,” Levy continued.
As CNN notes the latest subpoenas for Fusion GPS “mark at least the fourth time Nunes has inserted himself into the investigation since his April announcement that he was temporarily stepping aside.”
Read the full report by CNN here.
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