Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday morning said that House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) “objectivity” was in question and encouraged him to share information with the rest of his committee.
During an interview on NBC’s “Today,” co-host Matt Lauer noted that Nunes had shared allegations that information on President Donald Trump and his associates had been incidentally collected by the intelligence community with the Trump, but not with his colleagues on the committee. Lauer also noted that that Nunes accessed the classified information that led to that revelation on White House grounds.
Lauer asked Graham if Nunes should recuse himself from any probes involving Trump, such as the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.
“I think you put his objectivity in question at the very least,” Graham replied.
The senator said that Nunes must share the information he received from a secret source with the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.
“If he’s not willing to tell the Democrats and Republicans on the committee who he met with and what he was told, then I think he’s lost his ability to lead,” Graham said.
“I think he has to repair the damage,” the senator added later, arguing that the House committee “is off track and probably can’t get back on track.”
But Graham said that he will leave it up to House leadership as to whether Nunes should step aside.
Watch the interview via NBC: