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REPORT: GOP And Dem Sources Agree Classified Docs Contradict Devin Nunes On Surveillance Claims

CNN reports: After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN. Their private assessment contradicts President Donald Trump’s allegations that former Obama national ...

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House Ethics Committee To Investigate GOP Rep. Devin Nunes For Disclosing Intel Without Proper Authorization

The Daily Beast reports: Rep. Mike Conaway, a Republican, will take Nunes’s position as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as the Ethics Committee begins its probe. The Ethics Committee is truly bipartisan, with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans. The 18a investigation, as its known, has subpoena power and may also look into what Nunes ...

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BREAKING: Rep. Devin Nunes Steps Down From House Trump/Russia Probe After Claims Of Ethics Violations

ABC News reports: After a number of ethics complaints, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced today that he is stepping aside from leading the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “Several left-wing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are ...

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John Oliver Rips Into GOP Rep. Devin Nunes [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: John Oliver continued to open Last Week Tonight with an update on the continuing investigation of Donald Trump and Russia, aka “Stupid Watergate” –so named “because it has all the potential consequences of Watergate, but everyone involved is really stupid,” he explained. Many many question surround Nunes, Oliver noted. Why, for instance, did he make such a big ...

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NOTE THE DATE: George Takei Announces 2018 US House Challenge For Seat Of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes

Twitter is torn between joy and the certainty that this is an April Fools joke. From the Hollywood Reporter: Actor George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek television series, announced on Twitter Friday night that he would be running for Congress. “Well, the cat’s out of the bag it seems. Let’s do ...

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Nancy Pelosi Suggests Devin Nunes Was “Duped” By Trump: I’ve Never Seen Behavior This Bizarre [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believes that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes may have been set up as a White House patsy. During a Friday morning appearance on Today, Pelosi called Nunes “a dupe,” for reportedly receiving intelligence about incidental collection of Trump team communications with the help of two White House staffers. “He was a dupe. He ...

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Seth Meyers Tees Off On Devin Nunes [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) “has basically done everything he can to delay or interfere with his own investigation, raising the question of whether he’s investigating Trump or working for Trump.” Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) answered that earlier Thursday, telling MSNBC that Nunes “works for the president, answers to the president.” Meyers suggested that Yoho ...

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Fox Anchor Shep Smith Rips Into Rep. Devin Nunes For Colluding With White House: Is He A Shill? [VIDEO]

Fox News anchor Shep Smith this afternoon accused Rep. Devin Nunes of being a “shill” for the White House. Raw Story reports: “Chairman Nunes claims he needed to be in a secure area,” Smith said, “He also refuses to give up his sources, though he has not denied that they came from inside the White House.” Nunes apparently told House ...

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REPORT: Two White House Staffers Fed Surveillance Intel To Devin Nunes That He Then Shared With Trump

The New York Times reports: A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies. The revelation that White House officials assisted in the ...

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Dem Senator: The Credibility Of The US House Probe Into Russia’s Election Meddling “Is In Shreds” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s (R-Calif.) actions have damaged the integrity of his panel’s investigation into Russian election interference, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) says. “I think there has been so much tactics and strategy by the House chairman to support the president that the credibility of the House really is in shreds,” Merkley said Thursday on ...

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Devin Nunes: Dems Aren’t “Serious” About Russia Probe

Politico reports: Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday the Democrats are “not serious” about the investigation into Russia. “We’re beginning to figure out who’s actually serious about the investigation because it appears like the Democrats aren’t really serious about this investigation,” he told the media, as reported by NBC News. Many Democrats, including Adam Schiff, the top ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: I’ll Never Reveal The Source Of My Trump/Russia Claim Even To My Own Intel Committee

Reuters reports: U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Tuesday he will not divulge – even to other members of his panel – who gave him intelligence reports that indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection. Asked by an ABC News reporter whether he would inform the other committee members ...

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Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell On Devin Nunes: This Is What A Coverup To A Crime Looks Like [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Congressman Eric Swalwell stopped by the set of Morning Joe, Tuesday, to offer his assessment of the growing swirl of controversy surrounding his colleague, Representative Devin Nunes. Nunes, a California Republican and chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has faced growing calls to recuse himself from the committee after briefing the president on classified intelligence information. “You can ...

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Nunes Tells CNN He Was On “White House Grounds” On Day Before Revealing Trump Surveillance Information

CNN reports: It has been something of a mystery, the whereabouts of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes on the day before his announcement that he saw information suggesting that communications of then-President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers may have been swept up in surveillance of other foreign nationals. One source told CNN that Nunes, a California Republican, was ...

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Grills GOP Rep. Devin Nunes On Intel Reveal: Dems Will Question Your Impartiality [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday hammered Republican House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes over his assertion there may have been “incidental collection” of President Donald Trump during the transition. “You said he could have been, but I don’t know what that means,” Tapper began in a lengthy and contentious interview, pointing out that the incidental collection of communications ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: Trump Transition Team Members Were Listened To During Surveillance Of Foreign Targets

Politico reports: Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. Nunes said the surveillance appeared to be legal but that he was concerned because it was not related to the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election and ...

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GOP House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes: Trump’s Wiretapping “Evidence” Doesn’t Prove Claim [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Sunday announced that evidence provided by President Donald Trump’s administration does not prove his unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor Barack Obama ordered wiretapping on Trump Tower during last year’s campaign. “Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No, there never was,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said on ...

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GOP House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes: There’s No Evidence Of An Actual Wiretap [VIDEO]

NPR reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says he doesn’t believe “there was an actual tap of Trump Tower,” contrary to claims made by President Trump. The top Democrat on the House committee, Adam Schiff, said he has seen “no evidence whatsoever” that supports Trump’s claim. Trump alleged that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, tapped his phone at Trump ...

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US House Panel Schedules First Trump-Russia Hearing

Politico reports: The House Intelligence Committee is asking former Obama administration officials to testify in its first open hearing this month as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Those being asked to testify March 20 include former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former acting Attorney General ...

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House Intelligence Committee Chair Rejects Special Prosecutor Calls: It’s Like McCarthyism Revisited

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, rejected calls from his fellow Republican for a special prosecutor to investigate purported ties between Russia and members of President Trump’s administration and campaign. Earlier Saturday, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista (San Diego County), the former House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair, ...

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