Thursday, April 6, 2017

Switch Bait

Following pressure from Democrats and Republicans, House Intelligence Committee Chair David Nunes will step aside from the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.


The probe will now be conducted by congressional members Michael Conaway (R, Texas), Trey Gowdy (R, South Carolina), and Tom Rooney (R, Florida). Rep. Gowdy is chairman of a House Select Committee which carried out the investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack.

So, no ethics problem there, eh? He's also the guy at the Comey hearing whose only concerns were whether the FBI would be investigating who leaked the information about Flynn's Russia connections and insisting the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower.
The revelation that Nunes had viewed intelligence materials on White House grounds the day before bolstering the administration’s case – without briefing Democrats on the committee first – fueled damaging speculation that he was acting on instructions of the president.


[House Speaker Paul] Ryan called the ethics probe of Nunes a “distraction” to the committee’s investigation of Russian interference, adding that Nunes stepped away because he wants to clear himself without holding up the Intelligence Committee.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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