Clash with witness shows Nunes’ drive to discredit dossier
Last month, an attorney expressed his outrage with leaders of the House Intelligence Committee: He demanded to know why a committee official shared his client’s secret testimony with another lawyer, a blatant violation of the panel’s rules.
Days later, the committee instead sent a subpoena signed by Chairman Devin Nunes demanding that the witness — an associate to Sen. John McCain who had met with ex-British agent Christopher Steele — reappear before the committee on short notice. News of the subpoena was reported by a conservative media outlet just 10 minutes after the witness received it.
Rooney told CNN the Office of Congressional Ethics has sent letters to all of the Republican committee staff of the House Intelligence Committee related to leaks. A liberal advocacy group Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with OCE against Nunes and his staff, accusing them of leaking information related to Fusion GPS. It’s not clear if the letters are tied to that complaint or if it will turn into a formal investigation, and OCE will not comment publicly on its investigations.