Schiff Complains Nunes ‘Unmasking Oversight’ Is ‘Not Helpful’ to the Russian Investigation


Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said his counterpart on the committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) had no completely absolved himself from the committee’s investigation into allegations the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes had recused himself earlier this year. However, Schiff said he was still insisting on signing off on subpoenas and that he was conducting oversight into the unmasking of American citizens in raw intelligence in a way that was “not helpful” to the Russia investigation. Partial transcript as follows: MICHAEL SCHMIDT, THE NEW YORK TIMES: Congressman, what role is Devin Nunes, the member of your committee, playing in the investigation? He had said he was going to step aside and then there were some — some notion that maybe he was still signing subpoenas and playing a role in the investigation. How involved is he, and does that concern you? SCHIFF: Well, his only involvement in the Russia investigation, but it does concern me, is that he is still insisting on signing off on the subpoenas in the Russia investigation. That authority, by our rules, can be delegated to Mr. Conaway with