Sen. Reed Calls On Rep. Nunes To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

Sen. Reed Calls On Rep. Nunes To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

Sen. Reed Calls On Rep. Nunes To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

"I'd like to know first what the objective of that would be", Nunes told a reporter who asked if he planned to recuse himself from probes involving Russian Federation or Trump. Asked whether he would recuse himself, he said, "The investigation continues". Democrats said the cancellations went further, including a regular meeting later in the week.

On the MSNBC program Morning Joe, Swalwell said that the work of the committee leading into last week had now been compromised.

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham stopped short of calling on the chairman, Representative Devin Nunes, to recuse himself but their Democratic counterparts had already done so on Monday. Mark Warner (D-Va.), will give the public an update. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen.

The stakes for the Senate investigation have been heightened given the disarray in the House investigation into Russian Federation.

Conservative journalist Bill Kristol questioned Tuesday whether President Donald Trump knew about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' secret visit to the White House grounds last week. The rest of the committee has not viewed the documents in question. Among them is Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, who has acknowledged meetings with Russians during the transition.

Gen Flynn was sacked by Mr Trump after intelligence leaked to journalists showed public assurances made by Vice President Mike Pence that he had not discussed sanctions with the ambassador were false. Mark Warner of Virginia. They never responded, and the same day - Nunes canceled the hearing. "I look forward to it", Spicer told reporters of Sally Yates, a former deputy attorney general who was slated to talk to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

The specter of possible Russian influence on the presidential election in Trump's favor has cast a shadow over the Republican president's first two months in office.

Burr and Warner planned a news conference later Wednesday.

Questions over Nunes' independence have split the usually non-partisan Intelligence Committee as Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to damage the investigation.

Curbelo told the Hill an independent commission would give any congressional investigation "greater credibility and independence".

In a piece also published Tuesday, Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker asserted that the White House has been coordinating with Nunes.

The announcement was seen Mr Trump as a partial vindication for his accusation that Barack Obama had "wiretapped" his home in Manhattan during the campaign - a claim which Mr Nunes previously said there is no evidence to support and one which was widely ridiculed by the press and the political establishment.

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