McCain: Nunes ‘Killed’ Bipartisanship of Russia Probe

Republican Sen. John McCain said on Sunday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes “killed” the bipartisan nature of the investigation into Russian’s efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. “If we’re really going to get to the bottom of these things, it’s got to be done in a bipartisan fashion,” McCain said on ABC’s This Week. “And as far as I could tell, Congressman Nunes killed that.” McCain added that it’s “for the good of the security of the nation and the men and women who serve us” that the committee’s investigations be conducted in a bipartisan manner. Nunes has been under fire from Democrats and Republicans over his late-night visit to the White House last month to view classified information about “incidental” surveillance of Trump officials that was reportedly provided to him by White House staffers, and his subsequent decision to brief the president on his findings. In doing so, he allegedly kept the Democrats on the committee as well as his own staffers in the dark. McCain previously called on Nunes to reveal his sources, and on Sunday described the entire ordeal as “bizarre.”

—Andrew Desiderio