Well it had to happen. Facing ethics complaints from numerous corners of the political sphere, Devin Nunes )R-Calif.) has finally stepped aside from leading the investigation into the Russian hacking investigation.
The Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation will be taken over by Reps. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.).
In a statement, Nunes blamed complaints filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics over his decision to brief President Donald Trump on intelligence intercepts of conversations between Trump campaign aide and Russian officials during the election.
Maybe now that Nunes is out the investigation will pick up the pace. It has been on a slower track due to all the controversy surrounding Nunes and his trips to the White House to brief the President on classified intelligence matters.
Nunes went onto to say:
Nunes added: “Despite the baselessness of the charges, I believe it is in the best interests of the House Intelligence Committee and the Congress for me to have Representative Mike Conaway, with assistance from Representatives Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney, temporarily take charge of the Committee’s Russia investigation while the House Ethics Committee looks into this matter. I will continue to fulfill all my other responsibilities as Committee Chairman, and I am requesting to speak to the Ethics Committee at the earliest possible opportunity in order to expedite the dismissal of these false claims.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Fake News, Fake stories, nothing to see here. Its all fake, that’s why I am stepping aside to deal with all these fake accusations pumped out by the dishonest fake media.