On Thursday morning, the hashtag #RemoveNunes began trending on Twitter, as critics of the Trump administration began to require that Republican Congressman Devin Nunes of California either step down or be removed from his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. These critics charge that, instead of managing and attempting to further the investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence and hack the 2016 governmental election, Nunes is actively attempting to interfere with and discredit the investigation.You may keep in mind that in April of this year, Nunes needed to recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation when it was revealed that he had been sharing info with the Trump administration without notifying the ranking Democrat on the committee, Adam Schiff. A post in Politico recently, however, exposed that Nunes and other committee Republican politicians had been fulfilling in secret in an effort to make the case that the FBI and members of the Justice Department mishandled aspects of the Trump dossier compiled by British spy Christopher Steele which the dossier’s development was politically motivated.On Wednesday, the Washington Inspector reported that Nunes has actually subpoenaed Byron York, an associate of Senator John McCain, to affirm about the file. York had gone to London in November 2016to get a copy of the dossier from Christopher Steele himself. He then offered the copy to John McCain, who provided it to then FBI Director James Comey (although Comey had already known of the dossier’s contents). Devin Nunes has actually been satisfying with Home Republicans behind closed doors. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Inning accordance with a post in Wednesday’s Talking Points Memo, critics of Nunes and the Trump administration believe that Nunes is interfere with Mueller’s Russia probe. Till you do something to stop him, expect your workplace to be flooded with calls at a continuous. Nobody else’s. Simply yours. Because you’re the only person who can do something about it. #RemoveNunes I don’t value being lied to @SpeakerRyan
. Specifically when it needs to Devin Nunesis still a former member of the #TrumpRussia Transition team from last year.He’s still under criminal investigation for it.He’s still blocking Congressional examinations into himself. #RemoveNunes Hashtags on Twitter have proven in the past to be an effective method to distribute info and influence public opinion
. It stays to be seen what effect, if any, this new one will have on the instructions of the continuing Trump-Russia examination.