House Ethics Committee Clears Nunes of Wrongdoing
The House Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) had done nothing wrong after being accused of leaking classified information.
Nunes was accused of disclosing intelligence improperly in connection with the probe of the Trump campaign and collusion with Russia.
In a letter released by the bipartisan committee, it was announced that classification experts from the intelligence community were brought in to provide their expertise as to what Nunes had mentioned during an improptu press conference after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.
“In the course of this investigation, the Committee sought the analysis of Representative Nunes’s statements by classification experts in the intelligence community,”the letter said. “Based solely on the conclusion of these classification experts that the information that Representative Nunes disclosed was not classified, the Committee will take no further action and considers this matters closed.”
The committee had announced in early April 2017 that it was investigating Nunes over the matter. Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has stepped aside in the committee’s investigations of Russian involvement in the 2016 elections.