>> This is just the beginning of this probe>> As the House, Senate, and Special Counsel investigate Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, or whether Trump associates colluded with the Kremlin, Republican led panels are trying to shift the focus. Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announcing a probe Tuesday into the purchase by a Russian firm several years ago of a Canadian company that owns some 20% of U.S. uranium supplies.
>> But one of the things, as you know, that we're concerned about is whether or not there was an FBI investigation. Was there a DOJ investigation? And if so, why was Congress not informed of this matter.>> The uranium sale which occurred when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, has long been a republican talking point to create a both sides narrative with Russia.
>> Uranium is a big subject. I think that's your Russia story. That's your real Russia story, not a story where they talk about collusion and there was none.>> Two senior House Democrats reacting to the probe, calling it quote a massive diversion from the Russian investigation. Nunes also wants to know who funded the infamous dossier alleging Russia had dirt on Trump?
The Democrats opposed the effort. You may recall Nunes temporarily stepped aside from the Russia probe in April. As he was investigated for disclosing classified information. Meanwhile the Republican Chairman of two House panels on Tuesday said, they are probing various Department of Justice actions during the 2016 campaign. Including FBI decisions surrounding the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.