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House Intel Dem accuses committee chairman Devin Nunes of ‘trying to undermine’ Russia investigation — again

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After publicly recusing himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced Tuesday that he had personally subpoenaed the group that published the infamous “golden showers” dossier.

That news broke on CNN as host Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), another member of the California delegation that also sits on the House Intelligence Committee. According to him, it appears that Nunes is attempting to circumvent Democrats and potentially work on behalf of the White House.

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“Chairman Nunes told Congress that he had recused himself from the investigation. This would violate that recusal if this is indeed what he has done,” Swalwell told Blitzer. “It looks like he’s trying to, again, undermine the investigation.”

Though he admitted that he and other Democrats on the committee are eager to hear from Christopher Steele, the British spy who authored the dossier, the chairman’s decision to act unilaterally to subpoena the dossier’s publishers isn’t helpful.

“For Devin Nunes to just go it alone, not work with Democrats, that is working on the side of the White House and being their lawyer and their counsel and not working collaboratively in an investigation that’s very important for the future of our democracy,” the congressman said.

In May, CNN warned that despite his avowed recusal, Nunes still has subpoena powers — powers that he has since used on multiple occasions. Since recusing himself, Nunes has made multiple overtures that appear geared at halting the investigation, including a report by The Guardian in August that claimed the chairman sent staffers to London to investigate the Steele dossier.

Watch Swalwell accuse Nunes of attempting to undermine their committee’s Russia investigation below, via CNN.

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report

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North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.

"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.

The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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#UPDATE North Korea conducts a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked https://t.co/abYhRDvBic pic.twitter.com/neCYEQTEhf

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Here’s why Ukrainians are shocked about Rudy Giuliani’s new associate

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney is causing "shock" among Ukrainians for working with Andrey Artemenko, according to new reports.

"In an attempt to exonerate President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been working with right-wing media outlet One America News Network (OAN) to produce a television special featuring a string of current and former Ukrainian officials defending Trump’s conduct in withholding military aid to Ukraine and seeking investigations of the Bidens," Law & Crime reported Saturday.

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