House Ethics Panel Clears Devin Nunes Over Allegations of Mishandling Classified Information

The House Ethics Committee on Thursday said it had found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the House Intelligence Committee chairman whom it had been investigating for alleged mishandling of classified information. In a statement, the committee said that through the assistance of the intelligence community, it was determined that the information Nunes divulged was not classified. The probe was closed as of Thursday. The ethics investigation sparked Nunes’ recusal from all matters related to the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation. Nunes was accused of colluding with the White House before revealing that Trump associates were subject to legal surveillance during the 2016 election.