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Rep. Elijah Cummings: Nunes 'Scuttled' Trump-Russia Probe

By    |   Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 11:12 AM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes should be investigated for his actions involving a probe into Donald Trump's campaign team and its ties with Russia, Rep. Elijah Cummings said Thursday. 

"What he has done is scuttled, and put a cloud over, his own investigation, and he has become the subject — basically, he should be — of an investigation. It's a real problem," the Maryland Democrat told CNN's "New Day." 

Nunes briefed Trump personally on Wednesday about the probe and announced in public that a source gave him evidence about the Obama administration was collecting inadvertent surveillance on Trump's team, CNN reports. 

Cummings served on the House investigation committee into Benghazi starting in 2012, and he told CNN the Benghazi committee would "never" have allowed one of its members to brief the president on his own without telling the committee first.

Other Democrat legislators have slammed Nunes for his actions. One member of the intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said Nunes must decide whether he is a Trump surrogate or leader of an independent investigation.

"I think the actions of today throw great doubt into the ability of both the chairman and the committee to conduct the investigation the way it ought to be conducted," Schiff said, according to Politico. 

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes should be investigated for his actions involving a probe into Donald Trump's campaign team and its ties with Russia, Rep. Elijah Cummings said Thursday.
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