Report: Quigley joins call for Nunes' removal

Daily Herald staff report
Updated 2/1/2018 7:06 PM
  • Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley is joining the call for the removal of Devin Nunes as House Intelligence Committee chairman.

Crain's Chicago Business reported Quigley, who serves on the committee, called Nunes and House Speaker Paul Ryan "co-conspirators" in an effort to protect President Donald Trump.

Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier Thursday pressed Ryan to remove Nunes, of California.

Quigley on Thursday himself sent a letter to Nunes requesting written responses to questions about White House involvement in the compilation of the memo, he said in a news release.

During a committee meeting on Monday, Quigley asked Nunes questions about the White House role:

"When you as the majority, conceived of doing this memo for release to the body and to the public, the preparation, the thought of doing it, the consultation of it, was any of this done after/during conversations or consultations with anyone in the White House? Did they have any idea you were doing this? Did they talk about doing this with you? Did they suggest it? Did you suggest it to them? Did you consult in deciding how to go forward with this before, during, and after this point right now?"

"I would just answer, as far as I know, no," Nunes replied.

"Mr. Chairman," Quigley continued, "does that mean that none of the staff members that worked for the majority had any consultation, communication at all with the White House?"

Nunes replied by noting that Quigley's time for asking questions had expired.

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