Nunes Stepping Aside Temporarily from Russia Probe

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced Thursday morning that he is temporarily stepping aside from leading a committee probe into Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential elections.

He said he was doing so after several “leftwing activist groups” filed false accusations against him with the Office of Congressional Ethics, but that he would stand aside from the Russia investigation until it is resolved.