House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says the investigation of possible Russia ties to President Trump's campaign will ''move forward'' despite calls for him to recuse himself. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says the investigation of possible Russia ties to President Trump's campaign will "move forward." Nunes brushed off questions on whether he would recuse himself on Tuesday morning, telling reporters at the Capitol, "The investigation continues." The spectre of possible Russian influence on the presidential election in Trump's favour has cast a shadow over the Republican president, who took office on Jan. 20. His national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was fired last month after misrepresenting meetings with the Russian ambassador. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Trump campaign adviser, has recused himself from FBI probes involving Trump. This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating Russia's role in the election, said it wanted to question Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, about meetings he held with the ambassador and a Russian banker in December. On Monday, Democratic congressional leaders asked Nunes to recuse himself from the Russia probe, saying he was too close to the president to conduct an impartial investigation. Nunes, like Sessions, was a member of Trump's transition team. Nunes acknowledged visiting the White House the night before he announced last Wednesday that he had information that some Trump associates may have been snared in incidental intelligence collection before Trump took office on Jan. 20.