Nunes Stands Firm: Won't Recuse Self From Russia-Trump Probe After WH Visit
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) all but denied the possibility of recusing himself from his committee's investigation into accusations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Confronted by an ABC reporter upon entering one of the House Office Buildings, Nunes said the press continues to ask him the same questions "over and over."
"I still don't know why [the press asks about recusal]," Nunes said. "Give me a reason to recuse myself and I might consider it."
The reporter told Nunes his critics believe he's "too close" to the Trump administration, apparently referencing the fact he visited the White House 'compound' to review classified documents on the matter.
Nunes said he would not reveal his sources to even the other members of his committee, but was awaiting the documents to be cleared by intelligence agencies for dissemination by the group.
"This is politics. I understand that people have to play their different sides," he said of requests to recuse himself, which have come from fellow legislators like Rep. K. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) reacted to Nunes' remarks on "Your World." Watch both clips in the video above.