Scarborough: GOP should remove Nunes as Intel chairman

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The Republican Party should remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said in a tweet on Thursday.

“If the Republican Party wants to do what is best for this country and its national security, they will remove Devin Nunes as Intel Chairman,” Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, wrote on Twitter.

Scarborough was reacting to Nunes’s decision to announce that he had seen evidence confirming that the U.S. intelligence community incidentally collected information on members of President Trump’s transition team during routine surveillance of foreign targets.

Nunes made the announcement on his own and without consulting the top Democrat on his committee. He then went to the White House to brief the administration on his findings, a move that Democrats said was highly unusual and suggested he was working for for the administration than Congress. 

President Trump said on camera that he felt somewhat vindicated by Nunes’s findings. 

The House and Senate intelligence committees are investigating Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, as well as Trump and his associates’ potential ties to Moscow.

Nunes said the surveillance had nothing to do with probes into Trump aides’ potential ties to Russia.

Scarborough, who hosts MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” has been openly critical of the president and has engaged in public feuds with him that have played out over social media. 

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