Friday, March 24, 2017

Washington Post: Investigate Nunes for leaks

The Washington Post is calling for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) to be investigated for publicly leaking sensitive information.
Nunes has faced intense criticism for announcing Wednesday the U.S. intelligence community incidentally collected information on members of President Trump’s transition team, and briefing the White House on it before talking to members of the committee.
“We’ve said before that it was doubtful than an investigation headed by Mr. Nunes into Russia’s interference in the [2016] election could be adequate or credible. The chairman’s contradictory and clownish grandstanding makes that a certainty,” the Post's editorial board wrote Friday.“His committee’s investigation should be halted immediately — and Mr. Nunes deserves to be subject to the same leaking probe he demanded for the previous disclosures.”
The newspaper said Nunes's decision to openly discuss the information has compromised Congress’s ability to probe Russian meddling in last year’s election. 

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