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

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is calling on Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House Intelligence Committee, to recuse himself from the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Previously, Nunes would not say where he met his source, and has still not revealed the identity of the source.

When asked if Nunes had tainted his committee's investigation by going to the White House with information about the possible unmasking of Trump campaign operatives, Graham put partisanship aside with his answer. "We anticipate inviting additional individuals to come and be interviewed, and ultimately some of those interviewed individuals may turn into private or public hearings by the committee, but yet to be determined".

An Obama administration official was set to potentially shed new light on the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation - until her hearing was canceled.

But Nunes never scheduled Comey's and Rogers' reappearance before the committee - a committee spokesman said Tuesday that Nunes was still trying to set it up - and Democrats now question whether Nunes' maneuver was meant to kill momentum the committee had built after its first public session March 20.

Unfortunately for Nunes, it is no longer just the Democrats' problem.

Schiff on Monday called for Nunes to recuse himself from "any investigation" into the president's campaign and transition team.

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Swalwell also raised questions as to why Nunes hasn't wanted to share his source behind surveillance claims.

Senate Democrats on the intelligence committee also question where Chairman Nunes got the reports.

Questioned by reporters on Tuesday over his reason for canceling the public hearing on Friday, after Yates informed Congress on Friday that she would deliver a testimony before House lawmakers alongside other intelligence officials, Nunes denied even canceling the hearing.

Reports that government lawyers had tried to silence former acting attorney general Sally Yates have been described as "100% false" by White House spokesman Sean Spicer.

Nunes also fielded questions about Tuesday's cancellation of an open House hearing that was supposed to feature testimony from former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about matters related to the Russian Federation probe.

Asked whether the investigation will continue with him as chairman, Nunes replied, "Why would it not?" It is very unusual for a committee chairman and ranking member not to coordinate meetings related to an investigation.

The Senate intelligence committee has a list of 20 witnesses it's called, and Schiff said he thinks the House panel is looking at a similar number.