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Rep. Devin Nunes: No More Investigating Russian Hacking

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By    |   Monday, 12 Dec 2016 08:25 PM

The GOP chairman of the House Intelligence Committee refused Monday to open a new probe into allegations that Russia interfered in the election, arguing it "would duplicate" investigations already underway.

In a statement, California's Rep. Devin Nunes said his committee is engaged in "vigorous oversight" into cyber attacks connected to the presidential campaign.

"At this time I do not see any benefit in opening further investigations, which would duplicate current committee oversight efforts and Intelligence Community inquiries," he said.

He said his committee would "remain a vigilant monitor" of efforts by the "FBI, CIA, and other elements of the Intelligence community" conducting their own investigations.

"We will also closely oversee the production of the report on these attacks requested by President [Barack] Obama to ensure its analytical integrity."

Earlier Monday, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell declared that the Senate Intelligence Committee should take the lead on investigating the CIA's findings that the Russian government meddled in the election — rejecting calls from GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain and Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer for a special select committee, The Hill reported

House Speaker Paul Ryan also rejected a special panel, the Hill reported.

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The GOP chairman of the House Intelligence Committee refused Monday to open a new probe into allegations that Russia interfered in the election, arguing it "would duplicate" investigations already underway.
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