A Complaint Against Devin Nunes Charges He Leaked Confidential Information

By: Thomas Frank, BuzzFeedNews, January 25, 2018

A government-ethics group on Thursday accused House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes of improperly leaking information about the company behind the intelligence dossier concerning President Donald Trump and Russia.

The six-page complaint filed by the Campaign for Accountability charges that Nunes, a California Republican, violated House ethics rules in October when he allegedly gave journalists private information about Fusion GPS in retaliation for the firm’s work.

The complaint does not state definitively that Nunes leaked information, but says instead in several instances that “it appears” Nunes or his staff was the source of news reports and inquiries about Fusion.

The complaint was filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics and came seven weeks after the House Ethics Committee cleared Nunes in an earlier probe over his alleged leak of classified information. The nonpartisan ethics office does preliminary investigations and refers cases for full investigation to the ethics committee.

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