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>> And you're not gonna recuse yourself?>> Investigation continues, we've had->> House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, vowing Tuesday, to stay on in his top role investigating Russia meddling in the 2016 election. And any Russia ties to the Trump campaign. Critics say Nunes, a former Trump transition official, has lost credibility to run an independent investigation.
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The ranking House Intelligence Democrat Adam Schiff says, he should recuse himself.>> And I just think enough question has been raised in the public about whether he can lead a credible investigation.>> The controversy erupted last week, after Nunes took the unusual step of briefing the White House on politically advantageous intelligence before telling his own staff and committee.
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Entail it was later revealed that Nunes received at the White House. Nunes claimed he learned that the Trump transition team was swept up in incidental surveillance. But intelligence sources tell Reuters so far, they have no idea what he's talking about. Adding to the tumult, Tuesday, a report from the Washington Post, that the White House tried to block testimony from former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, before the Nunes and Schiff Committee.
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Because Yates promised to discuss Michael Flynn, the former Trump official who resigned after lying about his conversation with the Russian diplomat. The White House, Tuesday denying the Yates allegations.>> 100% false.>> And spokesman, Sean Spicer, pushing back on questions about Russia.>> There is no connection, you've got Russia.
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If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russian connection.>> The Trump Administration struggling under a cloud of suspicion. Not helped by news that a US Senate committee wants to interview Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and top White House advisor. About his meeting with executives of a Russian bank targeted by US sanctions during the transition.
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President Trump trying to deflect the scrutiny, once again calling the Russia story a hoax and urging the House to investigate the Clinton's instead.