CM – Turner replaces Nunes as the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee

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Rep. Michael Turner will run next month as senior Republican on the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday.

Mr Turner will join Rep. Devin Nunes of California who announced his resignation earlier this month.

« Mike’s leadership of the committee will continue the great work of Congressman Nunes, who led the committee with integrity, » said McCarthy, California Republican, in a statement. « Every American who is committed to the security of this country should be sure of the leadership of Congressman Turner’s US Intelligence Committee. » Media & Technology will change.

He was chairman of the Intelligence Committee from 2015 to 2019 and an outspoken critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigations and refuted claims that Trump campaign officials colluded with the Kremlin.

A An important document backing many allegations about the Trump administration’s collusion with Russia, the Steel dossier, has recently been re-examined and has been widely discredited following the indictment of a key source who contributed to the report. p>

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« I have full confidence that Mike will be a fearless and skillful leader for the Republicans on the Intelligence Committee and that he will exercise strict oversight over the intelligence community, » said Nunes. « He was instrumental in our work to expose the collusion fraud with Russia, and he was an important asset in breaking down the ridiculous allegations made by the Democrats during the first impeachment of President Trump. » House Intelligence Committee is vital to our national security, and as a ranking member, I am determined to support the men and women in the intelligence community, « Turner said in a statement. « I would like to thank Leader McCarthy for his trust and look forward to working with him as we address our country’s security challenges. »

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