Top Dem Demands Massive Shakeup in Trump Treason Probe ‘Cover Up’
Nancy Pelosi Demands Removal Of Devin Nunes For ‘Deliberately Dishonest’ Actions In Trump-Russia Investigation
Republicans continue to fight massive fallout over their questionable memo from the House Intelligence Committee, even before it is released to the public. And now Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is demanding Speaker of the House Paul Ryan remove Devin Nunes as chairman of the Intel Committee over his actions surrounding the memo.
Pelosi sent a letter to Ryan laying out the case for the removal of Nunes. This comes on the heels of FBI Director Christopher Wray publicly opposing the release of the memo due to “grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
In her letter, Pelosi calls the memo “bogus” and notes the objections of both the FBI and the Department of Justice. She quotes the DOJ in saying the release of the letter would be an “unprecedented action” and “extraordinarily reckless”.
The House Minority Leader also points to accusations made late last night by the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. In an open letter, Schiff stated significant changes had been made to the document since being voted on for release and sent to the White House for review. NBC News reports:
Schiff described the differences in general as “substantive” and “material” alterations that committee members “were never apprised of, never had the opportunity to review, and never approved.” That means “there is no longer a valid basis for the White House to review the altered document,” he wrote.
Nancy Pelosi calls the actions of Nunes “deliberately dishonest” and accuses House Republicans of “obstruction and cover-up to hide the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal”. She also takes issue with the fact Devin Nunes is still working on the matter after what turned out to be a temporary recusal of himself at one point in the process. She states:
Since pledging to recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation, Congressman Nunes has abused his position to launch a highly unethical and dangerous cover-up campaign for the White House.
After giving up some power in the investigation last April, it was clear Nunes was back in charge just a few months later.
Republican Donald Trump was caught on a hot mic saying the White House was “100 percent” behind releasing the document, even before it had been fully reviewed.
The full letter from Nancy Pelosi can be read below, courtesy of NBC News.
BREAKING: Minority Leader Pelosi calls on Speaker Ryan to remove Devin Nunes as chair of the House Intel Committee pic.twitter.com/o6V1Uv70Om
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