CNN’s Brianna Keilar: We’re Seeing ‘Partisan Clown Show’ Play Out on House Intel Side

Today the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee––Republican chair Richard Burr and Democratic ranking member Mark Warner––held a joint presser on the continuing investigation they’re conducting into Russia and potential ties to Trump team members. One takeaway for many observers was that this represented a clear contrast with the spat between the top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Following the controversy over Republican Chairman Devin Nunes receiving information on White House grounds last week, Democratic ranking member Adam Schiff called on Nunes to recuse himself. Nunes said he has no plans to do so and remarked earlier this week that Democrats want him off the committee because they know he’s “quite effective.”

CNN senior Washington correspondent Brianna Keilar observed earlier tonight that the Burr-Warner presser was “such a different scene,” and it would be difficult to imagine Nunes and Schiff speaking together like that.

There was one point today when a reporter asked Burr if he could conduct an impartial investigation and Warner ended up vouching for him.

Meanwhile, Keilar added, “We’re seeing this sort of partisan clown show play out on the House side,” and the Senate Intel presser was Burr and Warner’s effort to show there is a “bipartisan effort to get to the bottom of something.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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