By Jim Campbell
Chairman’s apology to Democrats for consulting White House first on intercepts fails to quell calls to replace him.
That’s not likely going to happen, it’s just further distraction from the whiners on the progressive left who have nothing to put forward in the way of legislation to help turn our country around.
For their part they, the only thing the progressives have to offer is obstruction and delay.
Remember, this was the party of FDR who came up with his grand Ponzi scheme, Social Security.
The progressives topped that by forcing income tax to be paid on a tax already extorted from the Taxpayer.
California Congressman Devin Nunez
A rift between Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee is casting doubt on the future of the politically sensitive congressional probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, with Democrats pressuring congressional leadership to replace Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R., Calif.).
Mr. Nunes apologized to Democrats at a meeting on Thursday for not consulting with them before his surprise announcement a day earlier that U.S. intelligence agencies had intercepted information about people involved in the Trump transition team, lawmakers who attended the meeting said.
But the apology did little to stem the complaints, mostly from Democrats, about the direction of the Intelligence committee, which is charged with administering a politically sensitive probe of whether Russia may have interfered in the 2016 presidential election to boost Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
An assessment by the nation’s intelligence agencies earlier this year concluded that the Kremlin intervened to boost Mr. Trump—a charge that both the president and the Russian government deny.
Democrats, along with some Republicans, have sought to commission a special prosecutor outside of congress to investigate the matter.
Republican congressional leaders in both the House and the Senate have said that they want the two intelligence committees to be the primary investigative bodies, citing their familiarity with classified information and extensive staff resources.
Republican leadership in the House has stood by Mr. Nunes and the integrity of the probe’s work.
This type of malfeasance could have only happened when the occupant of the Oval office believed himself to be above the law.
Obama proved that many times by issuing executive orders circumventing the role of congress.
If justice is to be served, it will be important for Obama to walk the plank along with those he told to take part in this nefariously illegal activity.