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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:28 PM

Top Intel Dem Schiff calls on Nunes to recuse himself from House Russia investigation

Source: CNN

Top Intel Dem Schiff calls on Nunes to recuse himself from House Russia investigation

By Tom LoBianco and Deirdre Walsh, CNN


(CNN)Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Russia investigation, called on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the investigation in a stunning split between the two top investigators.

"After much consideration, and in light of the Chairman's admission that he met with his source of information at the White House, I believe that the Chairman should recuse himself from any further involvement in the Russia investigation, as well as any involvement in oversight of matters pertaining to any incidental collection of the Trump transition, as he was also a key member of the transition team," Schiff said in a statement Monday, following a meeting of the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.

The request marks a critical split between Schiff and Nunes, who had worked closely on the House investigation into ties between top aides to the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russian officials.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/27/politics/adam-schiff-nunes-recusal-russia/index.html?adkey=bn

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Reply Top Intel Dem Schiff calls on Nunes to recuse himself from House Russia investigation (Original post)
Chicago1980 Mar 2017 OP
Maven Mar 2017 #1
Juliusseizure Mar 2017 #8
tenorly Mar 2017 #2
CitizenZero Mar 2017 #3
NewJeffCT Mar 2017 #12
ananda Mar 2017 #4
DK504 Mar 2017 #5
Juliusseizure Mar 2017 #6
ffr Mar 2017 #7
DeminPennswoods Mar 2017 #9
elmac Mar 2017 #10
meadowlander Mar 2017 #11

Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:29 PM

1. Yes. This needs to happen immediately.

Well, really, what needs to happen is an independent 9/11-style commission, and a special prosecutor. But this is an important step to get there. Schiff is handling this skillfully.

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Response to Maven (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 07:17 PM

8. A majority of Republicans would have to approve

in either chamber.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:31 PM

2. Can't.

He got the proverbial 'offer he couldn't refuse' from Russia months ago, and wouldn't dare bail on them now.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:34 PM

3. Nunes

I am amazed at how stupid Nunes is. The guy has no grasp. He is supposed to be investigating Trump and his Cronies, not reporting to them. Congress' job here is oversight over the White House and the Executive Branch.

What Nunes did is obviously a breach. Thank God for Schiff. Nunes needs to recuse himself as he might be under investigation as part of the Trump Campaign and the Trump Transition. Nunes' loyalty clearly lies with Trump, not the Truth, and not the People. Or more accurately, he is probably just covering his own hide.

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Response to CitizenZero (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 07:43 AM

12. He may be stupid

but, if he refuses to step down, what options do the Democrats have?

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 07:11 PM

4. Boxed into a corner?

Paul Ryan won't remove Nunes, so he would have
to recuse himself voluntarily.

Russia and 45 need him in that seat to block, obstruct,
and nullify the investigation.

I guess it's us, the people, who are boxed into a corner,
a never-ending hell created by Putin, 45, and the Reeps.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 07:11 PM

5. Nunes was very busy....

he can sneak onto the White House grounds and no one would notice. Seriously, he said that.

Besides just being a dumb shit, he is colluding with traitors.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 07:13 PM

6. May not make much difference

Even if Trump approved that to cover his hide, Ryan could just pick another hard core partisan to replace him; for example, tea party Benghazi investigator Trey Gowdy.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 07:16 PM

7. Nune's has to go. AND his actions need to be investigated too.

It's like children playing at government. Where are the adults in the room to distinguish right from wrong.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 07:28 PM

9. Even better...

Nunes revealed you can get onto the WH grounds at night without anyone noticing! The secret service must have loved that tidbit.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 08:42 PM

10. all dressed up and nowhere to go

 

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 11:36 PM

11. Pressure on Paul Ryan too -

his silence makes him complicit in the cover up.

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