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Devin Nunes: I never said I was leaving the Russia investigation for good

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In a radio interview this week, California Rep. Devin Nunes (R) teased the idea that he might return to the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — even after he got caught carrying water for the Trump administration and stepped aside under a cloud.

The Fresno Bee said that Nunes was appearing on a local talk radio show hosted by Ray Appleton on KMJ 580 AM/105.9 FM and spent about an hour and a half taking calls from listeners.

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A listener asked about the Russia investigation and Nunes echoed the White House talking point that so far there has been no evidence made public showing collusion between President Trump and Russian officials. He also said that in spite of widespread reports, he never recused himself from the investigation.

“All I said was I was going to temporarily step aside,” he said.

Nunes stepped down from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election after he got caught colluding with White House officials to muddy the waters around President Donald Trump’s unfounded claims that former President Barack Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower.

In other remarks, Nunes said the shooting attack on a Republican baseball practice that critically injured Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was “almost predictable” thanks to the “fake news and fake media.”

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The media, he said, has always been full of liberals, but now they’re not ashamed to be open about it.

“Ninety percent of the media is the arm of the Democratic Party,” Nunes said. “Five percent is legitimate journalists, like you here in the KMJ news studio… and 5 percent are right-wing.”

Listen to the audio, embedded below:

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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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