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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:45 AM

Ryan Backs Nunes as Intelligence Chairman Rebuffs Recusal Calls [View all]

Source: Bloomberg

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed the embattled chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, as Devin Nunes lashed back Tuesday at Democratic calls for him to recuse himself from his panel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

“No,” Ryan said Tuesday when asked whether Nunes should step aside from the probe.

Nunes told reporters Tuesday he wouldn’t. "What’s the purpose?" the California Republican asked.

Congressional Democrats, including the panel’s top Democrat, Adam Schiff of California, and party leaders, said that Nunes should remove himself from the committee’s Russia probe after admitting Monday that he visited the White House grounds to meet with a source to view intelligence documents that he used to bolster President Donald Trump’s claims of surveillance by the previous administration.

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