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GOP Rep Calls For Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

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In recent days, the calls have grown louder for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the committee, in addition to many other prominent Democrats, has called for Nunes to step aside.

Now, however, a Republican in Congress has broken ranks with his party, and is joining calls for Nunes to recuse himself. According to The Hill , Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) believes that Nunes’ continued involvement compromises the investigation.

“How can you be chairman of a major committee and do all these things behind the scenes and keep your credibility?” Jones said. “You can’t keep your credibility.”

Jones was referring to Nunes’ briefing of President Donald Trump on classified intelligence information. Nunes, for his part, is standing firm, saying he will not recuse himself from the probe.

Also standing behind Nunes — for now — is House Speaker Paul Ryan. But Jones is unmoved by the stance of his party’s ranking House member.

“I don’t care what Mr. Ryan says,” he said.

Read Jones’ full comments here, via The Hill

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