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McCain: Nunes 'Killed' Bipartisanship in House Russia Probe

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By    |   Sunday, 02 Apr 2017 01:03 PM

Rep. Devin Nunes', R-Calif., actions as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee "killed" any hope for a bipartisan investigation, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday.

"This is obviously a schism between Republican and Democrats, let alone that bizarre fashion with which all of this happened," McCain told ABC's "This Week"  about Nunes' visit to the White House to view sensitive documents and briefing the president before members of his bipartisan House Intelligence Committee.

"If we're really going to get to the bottom of these things, it's got to be done in a bipartisan fashion. And as far as I could tell, congressman Nunes killed that."

McCain praised the work of the corresponding Senate Intelligence Committee in their probe into Russia's meddling in the election and the potential collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.

"The fact is that these committees – especially intelligence committees and armed services committees – we work closely together as Republicans and Democrats," McCain told host Martha Raddatz. "We have to. It's for the good of the security of the nation and the men and women who serve us.

"I'm happy to see the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. [Mark] Warner [D-Va.,] and Sen. [Richard] Burr [R-N.C.] working closely together."

McCain continued his oft-repeated call for a select committee to delve into the details, because of the tarnished U.S. trust in Congress.

"This is why we need a select committee," McCain told Raddatz. "Every time we turn around, another shoe drops from this centipede, and we need to examine all of the aspects of it: President Trump's priorities and the other priorities that many of us believe exist."

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Rep. Devin Nunes', R-Calif., actions as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee "killed" any hope for a bipartisan investigation, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday."This is obviously a schism between Republican and Democrats, let alone that bizarre fashion with...
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