Politics GOP Rep. Nunes still investigating Susan Rice 'unmasking' actions

04:30  20 may  2017
04:30  20 may  2017 Source:   The Hill

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep . Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) says he’s still overseeing the investigation centered on allegations that former national security adviser Susan Rice asked for certain “But everything else, I’m still in charge of,” Nunes continued, “especially the unmasking .”

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GOP Rep. Nunes still investigating Susan Rice 'unmasking' actions© Provided by The Hill GOP Rep. Nunes still investigating Susan Rice 'unmasking' actions

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) says he's still overseeing the investigation centered on allegations that former national security adviser Susan Rice asked for certain identities of U.S. citizen who were incidentally surveilled by intelligence agencies to be "unmasked" in reports delivered to her. Nunes told Fox News on Friday that he remains "very concerned" about the accusations and possible repercussions.

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Nunes defended his role in the investigation into Rice's actions as separate from his recusal on the House's investigation of Russia's meddling in the U.S. election.

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"I'm still read into everything," Nunes said. "What I've done, because I thought it was appropriate, as long as there's going to be these bogus charges against me, until that got cleared up, I was just going to set the Russia investigation aside."

"But everything else, I'm still in charge of," Nunes continued, "especially the unmasking."

Rice came under intense scrutiny from Republicans following the revelations that she unmasked the normally-hidden identities of U.S. citizens alleged to be connected to Trump's campaign. Rice maintained that she did not act inappropriately, saying the unmasking requests were "not uncommon" and "absolutely not for any political purpose, to spy, expose, anything."

Nunes said the committee's investigation into the unmasking is "just beginning."

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Floor Action . Rep . Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why former national security adviser Susan Rice sought the unmasking of U.S citizens’ identities in raw intelligence reports.

WATCH Susan Rice faces accusations of unmasking Trump officials. Weeks after that press conference, only Nunes ' Democratic counterpart, Rep . Adam Schiff, D-California, has seen those documents and they have still not been shared with the full committee.

"I remain very concerned about it," Nunes said. "We're going to have to have some major changes to federal law as it relates to how intelligence is collected and who can unmask that intelligence."

Nunes recused himself from the committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election last month amid a House ethics probe into whether he divulged classified information. Earlier this week, questions were raised about Nunes' apparent ongoing role in the investigation.

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