Nunes Claims Democrats Are Not Serious About Russia Investigation

Top Democrats on Capitol Hill, including Senate and House Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi as well as the House Intelligence Committee's ranking member, Adam Schiff, all called for Nunes' removal from the House investigation on Monday.

The news Monday that Nunes met his source on White House grounds sparked the latest round of partisan fighting, which has left investigators unable to continue right now. "And he's the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee".

Democrats believe Nunes is too close to the White House to lead a thorough investigation into Russia - including ties between the Trump camp and Russian officials - an assertion firmly rejected by the GOP. That collection, he added, was not related to Russian Federation.

Asked to weigh in on calls for Nunes to recuse himself, the Republican source responded, "That's horses-".

In a statement released Wednesday, March 29, Takano said due to the "bizarre covert actions" of Nunes, R-Tulare, "it is clear that such an investigation is not possible under his leadership".

Nunes on Wednesday said, "We're beginning to figure out who's actually serious about the investigation".

"We always want to keep the committee bipartisan".

"I had been working this for a long time with many different sources and needed a place that I could actually finally go because I knew what I was looking for and I could actually get access to what I needed to see", said Nunes, adding, "It wasn't at night ... nobody was sneaking around, all it was was just a place where I had to go to be able to review this information".

Regarding that participation, Nunes said Democrats on the committee did not provide a witness list of whom they wanted to call to testify.

Eagles to reunite for full concert
Steely Dan , Journey , The Doobie Brothers , and Earth, Wind & Fire will fill out the lineups for both weekends. The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac will headline The Classic East Festival, set for Citi Field on July 29 and 30.

Missing Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say
The entire process of removing the body of deceased from the snake's stomach was recorded on video which you can see below. The 25-year-old Akbar Salubiro had been missing since Sunday after setting off to harvest oil palm near his village.

Harry's in a hurry to move Meghan into his new home
Kensington Palace spokesmen have refused to comment on suggestions that an engagement announcement for Harry could be imminent. They celebrate the special day on March 26, and so far, there has been no word on how that visit went.

But Schiff argued it was up to Nunes to restore credibility in the committee's investigation.

"I don't understand how Nunes can cancel hearings and say it's our fault", Rep. Eric Stalwell, D-Calif., said, Business Insider reports.

A representative for Rep. Mike Quigley, a Democrat from IL on the committee, echoed Swalwell, saying "neither of those claims are accurate".

"Additionally, the minority proposed days ago that two hearings be scheduled for next week - both the closed hearing with [James] Comey and [Mike] Rogers requested by the majority and the open hearing with [Sally] Yates, [James] Clapper and [John] Brennan that had been previously agreed to by both parties and canceled abruptly and unilaterally by the chair".

"Democrats welcome the opportunity to hear from Comey at any time", she said, "but that can not take the place of an open hearing".

A Republican House Intelligence Committee source defended the decision to try and move the Comey and Rogers hearing behind closed doors, saying Democrats are trying to kill the investigation. I did not support having one substitute for another.

Wolf Blitzer's CNN panel on Thursday discussed the "clandestine" nature of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes' (R-CA) information-gathering in recent weeks. "In the end, we ended up doing neither". They had yet to hear back, the aide said.

Jack Langer, Nunes' spokesperson, disputed the Democrats' denials, reiterating that the chairman's earlier assertions were true.


Popular
  • U.S. stocks rally as banks gain, oil prices rise

    Crude oil prices for May delivery rose 1.7% to settle at $50.35 per barrel, improving on gains made on Wednesday (29 March). The S&P 500 posted 20 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 99 new highs and 19 new lows.
    Germany: Merkel's CDU wins state elections in Saarland

    Germany: Merkel's CDU wins state elections in Saarland

    However, the Sunday elections results showed that no such coalition is possible now. The CDU polled 40.7 percent in the election for Saarland's state legislature.
    White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

    White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

    Then, Tuesday, Nunes said that he had invited Comey again to come testify before the House intelligence committee. Committee chairman Devin Nunes responded "Why would I?" when asked Tuesday if he should recuse himself.
  • Selena Gomez 'Couldn't Be More Overwhelmed' After '13 Reasons Why' Premiere

    Selena Gomez 'Couldn't Be More Overwhelmed' After '13 Reasons Why' Premiere

    The 13-episode series, which Gomez executive produced, has always been a labor of love for the singer. While the singer won't be acting in the series, she will be featured on the show's soundtrack.

    Under-fire Wenger finds a friend in Guardiola

    Striker Lucas Perez will also sit out Sunday's match against third-placed Manchester City with a thigh problem. Bernstein, who quit City in March 2003, said: "For a period of time, a number of years, I was the man.
    Police Killing Prompts China to Urge France to Protect its Chinese Community

    Police Killing Prompts China to Urge France to Protect its Chinese Community

    Chinese immigrants pay their respects to a Chinese man killed by the police in his apartment, in Paris , Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Police said the man had attacked police with scissors, with local media reporting the man's family had denied this claim .
  • Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will hold the raunch in their advertising

    Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will hold the raunch in their advertising

    The elder Hardee will goes up against his son as the two tackle the Jr.'s play boy-like ad campaign while the father was away. Or, as it's put in their new ad: "Food, not boobs".
    'Don't Caricature My Question': P Chidambaram vs Arun Jaitley In Aadhaar Row

    'Don't Caricature My Question': P Chidambaram vs Arun Jaitley In Aadhaar Row

    Immediately when this government was formed, the prime minister took a presentation and I was present. The sources who report about any tax evasion can not be allowed to be identified, he pointed out.
    Ottawa County ranked healthiest county in MI again

    Ottawa County ranked healthiest county in MI again

    Partridge said the statistics, while not offering all the answers, prove that "place does matter" in determining one's health. Accidental drug overdose, homicides and motor vehicle crashes appear to be huge factors in these deaths.
  • How Long Can Democrats Filibuster Neil Gorsuch? Republicans Could "Go Nuclear"

    Hearings for a Supreme Court nominee usually dominate Congress, but that's not been the case over the four days of hearings. Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin, facing re-election in Wisconsin next year, also opposes the nomination, a spokesman said.
    USA  bans large electronics on flights, affecting Middle East

    USA bans large electronics on flights, affecting Middle East

    The US ban affects eight countries - Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. France's aviation authority said it was conducting a "risk assessment", but the government had yet to decide how to proceed.
    Westminster attack: Family of murdered officer thank police and public for support

    Westminster attack: Family of murdered officer thank police and public for support

    I am also proud of the magnificent response by paramedics and NHS staff who as ever were there for us when we needed them". Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, 50, was among those who tried to help PC Palmer.

CONNECT