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Democrats are focusing on Russian Federation as an “excuse”, Nunes says

Hillary Clinton, in an interview at Recode’s Code Conference earlier today, said she believes that Russian Federation was “guided by Americans” in the way that it weaponized information during the final days of her presidential campaign against Donald Trump.The California Republican is under a bipartisan House investigation into whether or not he shared classified information, but according to the congressman, the entire thing is all overblown – and it’s because Democrats don’t want to blame Hillary Clinton for her own defeat.I have no problem investigating Russian interference in our affairs over the past 50 years, but the media and their Democrat base had no such interest in Russia or special prosecutors during the Obama years. “They want an independent commission”, Nunes told Republicans at a Tulare County Lincoln Dinner on April 7. “They want an independent commission”, Nunes said at the fundraiser.In today’s context, those remarks seem rather divorced from reality, especially as reports indicate that more and more of Trump’s inner circle may have had improper relations with Russian officials. Then she said it was a right-wing conspiracy, now it’s a Russian conspiracy, Russia, Russia, Russia.”I hope both parties can put aside politics and just get to the bottom of what happened”, Swalwell said.Nunes also claimed that he stopped leading the House’s Trump-Russia investigation so he could help fellow Republican candidates.Nunes drew intense scrutiny after it emerged that he met with a secret source on the White House grounds the day before he briefed the president on information that showed Trump and his advisers may have had their communications “incidentally collected” by the intelligence community during the transition period.Swalwell said Nunes’ comments disappointed him and went against the committee’s ideal bipartisan nature. “I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party”, she said during a question and answer session at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.