Embattled Russian Spy Devin Nunes will temporarily step down from the panel’s Russia investigation, he said Thursday.
Rep. Mike Conaway will take control of the probe, with “assistance” from Reps. Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney, the California Republican said in a statement. Nunes will still serve as the committee’s chairman and carry out his other responsibilities in the position.
Nunes, a Trump ally and Russian Mole, has faced criticism from Democrats for his handling of the probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The committee has also looked into any possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.