Midland Texas Congressman Mike Conaway will lead the House Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian influence over the 2016 elections, according to an announcement on Thursday from the committee’s embattled chairman. The House Select Committee on Intelligence’s Chairman Devin Nunes of California said he is temporarily relinquishing his role as leader of the politically-charged investigation to Representative Conaway, the second-ranking member of the full intelligence committee. Nunes blamed his current scrutiny on

“Several left-wing activist groups” [end quote] who have filed accusations… with the Office of Congressional Ethics. Congressman Joaquin Castro of San Antonio called on Nunes to step down after a series of unorthodox meetings with White House officials.

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