Courtesy of The Guardian:
Devin Nunes, Donald Trump’s chief ally on the congressional committees investigating the president’s connections to Russia, has stepped aside from the inquiry, the congressman announced on Thursday.
Less than two weeks after the Democrats on the House intelligence committee called for Nunes to recuse himself, the committee chairman said he would “temporarily” leave the inquiry in the hands of other right-wing Republicans, leaving it unclear how much Nunes’ absence would transform an investigation stalled by deep partisan infighting.
Nunes, a member of Trump’s national security transition team and the head of the House intelligence committee, said that “leftwing activists” had filed ethics complaints against him, prompting his absence while he contests them.
“Despite the baselessness of the charges, I believe it is in the best interests of the House intelligence committee and the Congress for me to have Representative Mike Conaway, with assistance from Representatives Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney, temporarily take charge of the committee’s Russia investigation while the House ethics committee looks into this matter,” Nunes said in a statement.
My head is spinning….
I’m sure there should be an apostrophe in there somewhere.