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Devin Nunes Steps Aside From House's Russia Inquiry

Republican chair of the intelligence panel recuses himself

(Newser) - Devin Nunes is removing himself from the House's investigation into possible ties between Russia and President Trump's team, reports Politico . The California Republican chairs the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Russian tampering in the presidential election, but Nunes has been accused of being too close to the... More »

New Figure in Trump Surveillance Story: Susan Rice

Right and left disagree on how big a deal this is

(Newser) - Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice is back in the news again , this time regarding President Trump's wiretapping allegations. On the right, she is being accused of abusing her power while in office to "unmask," for political advantage, the names of Trump associates caught up in... More »

Trump Tells NBC to Stop Covering 'Phony' Russia Story

Trump left signing ceremony without signing orders

(Newser) - President Trump had Russia and NBC on his mind Saturday. "When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story," he tweeted . In a follow-up tweet , he slammed the 'Fake News Media for "pushing... More »

Nunes' Intelligence Came From White House Officials: Report

Nunes has refused to reveal his sources

(Newser) - The New York Times , citing anonymous government officials, reports it knows where Rep. Devin Nunes got those classified intelligence reports that allegedly show President Trump and associates were caught up in American surveillance of foreign officials. The Times names two White House officials as the source of the reports: Michael... More »

Spicer: Actually White House Wants Sally Yates to Testify

Administration denies it sought to stop former AG's testimony on Russia

(Newser) - The White House says reports it tried to keep Sally Yates from testifying on ties between Russia and the Trump campaign are "100% false." The Washington Post reported Tuesday that, according to documents it received, the White House was planning on claiming presidential communication privilege to prevent Yates... More »

Graham on Nunes: He's on a 'Lark,' Like 'Inspector Clouseau'

But House Intelligence Committee chair says he's not recusing himself from Russia probe

(Newser) - The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has asked its chair to recuse himself from the probe into the Trump administration's ties to Russia—but so far, Devin Nunes has said "nyet." Politico calls Nunes and the White House "defiant" after Rep. Adam Schiff's... More »

Trump: 'Russia Story Is a Hoax'

President says House panel should be investigating Hillary Clinton instead

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter Monday night to weigh in on Congress' investigation of possible ties between Russia and his election campaign: The "story is a hoax," he tweeted. In a pair of tweets, here and here , Trump also criticized US policies toward Moscow while Hillary Clinton was... More »

Schiff to Nunes: Recuse Yourself

He says chairman of House Intelligence Committee should not lead Trump-Russia probe

(Newser) - House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday, prompting the top Democrat on the committee to call on... More »

Nunes' Abrupt Exit From an Uber Ride Is Making Headlines

As his committee's Trump-Russia investigation appears to be in danger

(Newser) - The night before House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes dropped a bombshell Wednesday , claiming President Trump's transition team communications had been "incidentally collected" by US intelligence agencies, he disappeared out of an Uber. He was in the car with a senior committee staffer when he got a communication... More »

Manafort to Intel Committee: I'll Testify

Ex-Trump campaign chair has volunteered to be grilled on Capitol Hill

(Newser) - There's been more than a passing interest lately in Paul Manafort, and the beleaguered ex-Trump campaign chairman now seems eager to clear the air. Per an announcement Friday by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, Manafort—who's raised eyebrows with whispers of his dealings with the Russians and... More »

GOP's Nunes Apologizes to Democrats for Going to Trump

More developments on the Russian investigation

(Newser) - The GOP chairman of the House panel exploring possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign apologized in private to his Democratic colleagues Thursday for his controversial decision to brief President Trump before them on new information, while CNN is out with a potentially big development. Here's a look... More »

House Intel Chair: Trump Team Caught in Surveillance

Though they weren't the targets of the surveillance

(Newser) - On Wednesday, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee dropped the kind of bombshell that raises more questions than it answers. USA Today reports Rep. Devin Nunes says he's seen intelligence reports that show communications between President Trump's team and unnamed others were "incidentally collected" by... More »

One Post-Comey Assessment: 'Our President Is a Liar'

Pundits weigh in on FBI chief's testimony on Trump

(Newser) - FBI chief James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill is not surprisingly a major topic on the opinion pages Tuesday, and David Leonhardt's piece in the New York Times is one of those drawing attention. It begins, "The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the... More »

Intel Chief: 'Clearly President Was Wrong' on Wiretap

Devin Nunes says HIC has found no evidence for Trump's claims

(Newser) - Within a half-hour span on the morning of March 4, President Trump laid out a stunning series of tweets that made some serious accusations : namely, that then-President Obama had tapped his phones in Trump Tower shortly before the election. On Wednesday, the head of the House Intelligence Committee offered that... More »

Let's Become a Corporate Tax Haven

Ramesh Ponnuru has an idea for radically overhauling the tax code.

(Newser) - What if, instead of countries hiding their money overseas, they were investing it in the US? Ramesh Ponnuru at Bloomberg thinks that not only is it possible, it's the best solution to America's corporate tax quandary. America's 35% corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed... More »

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