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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks about the recent attack on the Republican Congressional Baseball team during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

Pelosi calls for removal of Nunes as House intel chair

The House’s top Democrat wants the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to be removed from his post.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Rep. Devin Nunes of California took “deliberately dishonest actions” by altering a classified GOP-written memo on the investigation into Russia’s election influence.

Pelosi made the demand Thursday in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

She says Nunes’ actions “make him unfit to serve as chairman.” Democrats have accused Nunes of altering the memo after the intelligence panel voted to send it to President Donald Trump for potential public release. The FBI has said it has “grave concerns” about the memo’s accuracy.

Pelosi says Nunes’ actions violate House rules and are aimed at discrediting the probe into Russia’s role in helping to elect Trump.

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