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Nunes Subpoenaed Firm Behind Trump Dossier Without Telling Democrats

A Democratic congressional source told NBC News the subpoenas were issued unilaterally by the Republicans

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    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday he would recuses himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, amid growing concerns over his independence. NBC News’ Blayne Alexander reports. (Published Thursday, April 6, 2017)

    Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, issued subpoenas to a U.S. firm involved in the Donald Trump dossier without consulting the Democrats on the committee, three people familiar with the matter told NBC News.

    A source close to Fusion GPS, a firm co-founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, confirmed to NBC News that its partners had received subpoenas from the committee. And a Democratic congressional source told NBC News the subpoenas were issued unilaterally by the Republicans "despite good faith engagement thus far by the witnesses on the potential terms for voluntary cooperation."

    Committee rules specifically give the chairman the authority to issue subpoenas. According to the rules, he does not need approval from minority Democrats to do so.

    A spokesman for Nunes did not immediately respond to a request for comment.