Under Ethics Investigation, Nunes Steps Down
Devin Nunes, the Republican “investigating” Trump for possible collusion with Russian intelligence is stepping aside as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, as he is now himself under investigation for ethics violations in colluding with the subject of his investigation.
Nunes has stepped down as chairman and is now officially under an ethics investigation for possibly disclosing classified intelligence.
The probe will be taken over by Reps. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) will temporarily step aside from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including interactions between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
The move comes as the House Ethics Committee announced that it is investigating allegations that Nunes may have mishandled classified information. With the Ethics Committee now formally involved in the dispute, Nunes could no longer oversee the Russia probe, although he will remain in place as chairman of the Intelligence Committee.