House Ethics Committee Clears Devin Nunes on Allegations He Mishandled Classified Information about Trump Team Member

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House Ethics Committee Clears Devin Nunes on Allegations He Mishandled Classified Information about Trump Team Member


Mayfield, Mandy, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


The House Ethics Committee on Thursday night cleared Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on allegations that he mishandled classified information when he said a Trump transition team member had their communications monitored by the U.S. intelligence community.

A complaint was filed over the disclosed information, and Nunes announced he would step aside from leading the investigation into the Russia's meddling in the 2016 investigation.

The Ethics Committee said that following the analysis from "classification experts," it has determined that what Nunes disclosed was not classified information, ending their investigation into the Republican lawmaker's comments.

Nunes responded to the announcement by thanking the ethics panel for clearing him, but voiced his disappointment that the "frivolous" allegations against him took eight full months to be dismissed. …

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