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Nunes rebuffs calls to step down from intel post

Nunes rebuffs calls to step down from intel post

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the Russia investigation Tuesday as demands grew for him to recuse himself as head of that probe.

"Why would I?" Nunes said. The calls for him to resign came after revelations about his meeting with a secret source on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence.

Nunes, R-Calif., said the pressure for him to resign was typical politics.

"It's the same thing as always around this place — a lot of politics, people get heated, but I'm not going to involve myself with that," he said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan continued to express confidence in...

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