Schiff, Pelosi call on Nunes to recuse himself from House Russia investigation
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House's Russia investigation, called on Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the investigation -- widening a stunning partisan split at the top of the chamber's investigation.
"The Chair of the House Intelligence has a serious responsibility to the Congress and to the country," Pelosi said in a statement to CNN Monday evening. "Chairman Nunes' discredited behavior has tarnished that office. (House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan must insist that Chairman Nunes at least recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation immediately. That leadership is long overdue."
Her request came a little more than an hour after Schiff requested Nunes' recusal.
"We've reached the point, after the events of this week, where it would be very difficult to maintain the credibility of the investigation if the chairman did not recuse himself from matters involving either the Trump campaign or the Trump transition team of which he was a member," Schiff told CNN on Monday. "The questions are profound enough that I think we need to move past it, and ideally that would mean the chairman ought to recuse himself, not only from the investigation involving potential coordination or collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, but also any oversight of minimization issues affecting the Trump transition since he was a member of that Trump transition team."