Nunes slapped with House Ethics Complaint for encouraging foreign interference in our elections
Executive Summary: House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) allegedly met foreign officials on an overseas Congressional delegation using taxpayer funds which appears to be related to obtaining materials solely for the purposes of domestic politics. Rep. Nunes is currently engaged in overseeing an investigation which it appears he is a fact witness, and which may examine his own activities meeting with foreign officials. Rep. Nunes is aware of the actual conflict of interest from his relationships to persons under investigation by the House Intelligence Committee for the purposes of an impeachment inquiry upon which it must issue a report, but failed to either disclose his conflict of interest with the investigation or that he has firsthand knowledge of the persons of interest to the Committee. This is a complaint against Rep. Nunes for abuse of his official office in violation of House Rule XXIII (1) which states:”A Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.”
Dates the Alleged Conduct Occurred: November 30, 2018 — December 3, 2018 and September 26, 2019 — November 21, 2019.
Concise Statement of the Facts: According to the House Ethics Manual which gives detailed guidance and precedents to guide the implementation of House Rule XXIII, “a review of these cases indicates that the Committee has historically viewed clause 1 as encompassing violations of law and abuses of one‘s official position.”Rep. Nunes used his official office to pursue a domestic political investigation by contacting ex-officials of the Ukrainian government. Then, when that former Ukrainian official’s conduct fell under the purview of a House Intelligence Committee investigation, on which Rep. Nunes is the ranking member, he failed to disclose his relationship with that former Ukrainian government official as well as the individual who set up his meeting with that official, who is a known fact witness that received a Congressional subpoena to testify in the ongoing…