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Nunes Recusal Gives House Russia Inquiry Chance at New Start

  • Republican says ethics panel looking into ‘baseless’ charges
  • Intelligence Committee has been paralyzed by partisan feuding
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Rep. Nunes Recuses Himself From House Russia Probe

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The decision by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to step aside from its investigation into Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election gives the panel a chance to rescue a probe that has been paralyzed by partisan disputes.

The California Republican said Thursday that he would “temporarily” hand over the inquiry to Republican Representative Mike Conaway of Texas while the House Ethics Committee looks into complaints filed against him. Nunes said he would remain the committee’s chairman.