Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are planning to wall off their aides - literally - from panel Democrats by erecting a partition in the chamber, CBS News is reporting.
Rep. Devin Nunes last week did enormous damage to the credibility of the House intelligence committee he chairs when he released an inaccurate memo created to undermine the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
Some Republican members of the committee said they were unaware of the plans for the wall. Rep.
Some Republican committee members were quick to declare that they knew nothing about the proposed wall.
"I'm not part of that decision", Rep. Mike Conaway told CBS.
"We think it's very political how about they attack myself, they attack Chairman [Trey] Gowdy, they turn Carter Page into some super-secret Russian spy, they talk about how Christopher Steele is a really, really good source when we know that he lied to the FBI", Mr. Nunes said.
If Devin Nunes would behave like an honorable public servant, he would not need a fake news organization, but the fact that he can't run on his own merits is exactly why Nunes has got to go.
Rep. Tom RooneyThomas (Tom) Joseph RooneyHouse Intel votes to release Dem countermemo Several lawmakers have seen intelligence behind Nunes memo Fierce battle erupts over releasing intelligence report MORE (R-Fla.) told CBS that the relationship and trust between Republicans and Democrats on the committee is "poison", but strongly denied knowing about the wall.
Including "the woman up front that answers the phone" over alleged leaks, Rooney told CBS. Other Republicans seem to be flat-out mortified by Nunes' shovel-ready infrastructure plan. Last week, Nunes released a memo accusing the Federal Bureau of Investigation of improperly obtaining a warrant to surveil a former Trump campaign staffer. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump likely to approve release of Dem memo: report Trump called for unity - he didn't even last a week Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo MORE (Calif.), have been publicly exchanging jabs over the release of the controversial documents.
Mr. Nunes, the author of a memo making the initial charges against the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the panel's Democrats should be, but aren't, spending the weekend "redacting it so that we can get it back to the White House so the president can declassify it".
"We actually want the Democratic memo out".