Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called for the removal of Republican Devin Nunes as chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, citing actions that undermine a federal probe into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
Schumer sent House Speaker Paul Ryan a letter “demanding the Speaker immediately remove Chairman Devin Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee and raising serious questions as to why House Republicans … have not taken credible action to fully address Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections and prevent future Russian cyber-attacks,” Schumer’s office said in a statement.
Top House Democratic Nancy Pelosi also on Thursday called for the removal of Nunes. The House intelligence committee has voted to release a secret memo written by the panel’s Republicans that alleges anti-Trump bias at the FBI and Justice Department. Ryan has supported its release.
(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Will Dunham)
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