CNN: Nunes didn't read document that prompted Russia investigation
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesJuan Williams: Trump, the Great Destroyer The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Citi — Latest on Hurricane Michael | Trump, Kanye West to have lunch at White House | GOP divided over potential 2020 high court vacancy Senate Dem: Trump's 'fake, hyperbolic rantings' an insult to real Medal of Honor recipients MORE (R-Calif.) declined to read a two-page document containing the evidence used by the Department of Justice (DOJ)and FBI to open a counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia even after demanding access to it, CNN reported on Friday

Nunes had complained to the Department of Justice that a previous version of the document sent to members of the committee was "heavily" redacted and insufficient for the panel's investigation into whether the DOJ and FBI acted on political bias in originally launching the Russia probe.

The chairman went so far as to suggest impeachment proceedings against Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinConservative rep slams Rosenstein's 'conflicts of interest' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump, Obama head to swing states with Senate majority in balance Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray if they did not hand over an unredacted copy of the document. 

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But when Rosenstein relented and allowed Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyRosenstein to appear for House interview next week House GOP sets deposition deadline for Fusion GPS co-founder Collusion bombshell: DNC lawyers met with FBI on Russia allegations before surveillance warrant MORE (R-S.C.) to view the document behind closed doors at the Justice Department, Nunes did not open the folder containing the document, four sources told CNN.

Nunes has previously acknowledged that he opted not to read the applications for federal surveillance warrants against Carter Page that his committee used to compile a memo alleging bias by the FBI and DOJ in opening the investigation. Nunes relied on Gowdy's review in that case.

All other members of Nunes's committee have been given access to the latest document at the DOJ, and roughly a dozen and Gowdy have reportedly read through it so far.