Devin Nunes, a House Intelligence Committee Republican and key figure in the impeachment inquiries is in the hot seat this week. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said this week that Nunes should be subject to an ethics investigation because of the accusations that he violated House rules by reportedly meeting with a former Ukrainian official who is crucial to the impeachment inquiry.
Smith was asked about whether or not Nunes should be investigated in an MSNBC interview and he responded, “Quite likely, without question.”
Attorney Joseph A. Bondy, who represents indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, told CNN that his client was told by former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin that he and Nunes met last year in Vienna and Nunes was attempting to dig up dirt on Joe Biden.
Nunes, speaking to Breitbart, said that the reports and accusations were “demonstrably false” and has maintained that he will pursue legal action if necessary.
Smith said, “I understand a lot of this is about Joe Biden, but the bigger thing is about what President Trump and the Russians and all these people have been doing.” He said it was “a systematic problem that is a threat to the country because of what Russia is doing to democracy.”
Nunes has also come under fire from others. Liberal group The Democratic Coalition, recently filed an ethics complaint against him alleging for House rules violations. Nunes was also at the heart of a 2017 investigation into allegations that he had disclosed classified committee info to the White House.
BREAKING: Here’s the text of The Democratic Coalition’s House Ethics complaint against Rep. Devin Nunes for abusing his office and failing to recuse from the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry. #DevinNunesGotCaught pic.twitter.com/yUGsSZhlMJ— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 23, 2019