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

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

Comey’s firing jostles Senate investigation — but adds new pressure not to slow down

  Comey’s firing jostles Senate investigation — but adds new pressure not to slow down A number of committee members believe their investigation is the least compromised by politics and scandal and has become a last line of defense against those forces. A third inquiry, conducted by the House, is still regrouping from a leadership breakdown earlier this year. “I think the burden’s always been on our committee because we own the jurisdictional responsibility for the legislative branch to carry it out. And I’ve intended from the beginning, regardless of the hurdles that have been thrown, to finish this investigation,” Burr said the day after Comey’s dismissal.Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.

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.

Comey’s firing jostles Senate investigation — but adds new pressure not to slow down

  Comey’s firing jostles Senate investigation — but adds new pressure not to slow down A number of committee members believe their investigation is the least compromised by politics and scandal and has become a last line of defense against those forces. A third inquiry, conducted by the House, is still regrouping from a leadership breakdown earlier this year. “I think the burden’s always been on our committee because we own the jurisdictional responsibility for the legislative branch to carry it out. And I’ve intended from the beginning, regardless of the hurdles that have been thrown, to finish this investigation,” Burr said the day after Comey’s dismissal.Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.

"Congress needs to get to the bottom of this and the FBI should be investigating whether any laws were broken," Rep . Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said Monday. Former national security advisor Susan Rice , according to reports, " unmasked " the identities of President Trump's associates who appeared

Former national security advisor Susan Rice , according to reports, “ unmasked ” the identities of Nunes took bipartisan criticism for intervening to burnish Trump’s image while investigating Russian Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (TheNewYorkEvening)

"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."

Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

  Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after WASHINGTON — The standoff between President Donald Trump and his former FBI director intensified with the news of James Comey's memo saying that Trump asked him to shut down the agency's investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.A person who had seen the memo told The Associated Press what Comey had written. The person was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The existence of the memo was first reported by The New York Times.The White House denied the account.

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.

FBI investigating attempted hack of Trump Organization: report .
The meeting came the day before President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Eric Trump did not confirm to ABC News that he had met with the FBI but said the Trump organization was not hacked."We absolutely weren't hacked," he told ABC News. "That's crazy. We weren't hacked, I can tell you that."The report comes as the Trump administration grapples with a series of explosive reports regarding the FBI investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

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