The Office of Congressional Ethics is now investigating Republicans in Congress for leaks which have come from Congress members. While President Donald Trump claims to be concerned about leaking, apparently he doesn’t mind if it is coming from his own party. According to Florida Republican Tom Rooney, the atmosphere on the House Intelligence Committee is “absolute poison”:
“Rooney said one reason for the tension is an erosion of trust, exacerbated by an ongoing ethics investigation into the “entire Republican staff,” including “the woman up front that answers the phone” for alleged leaks. He later added that the matter was being handled by the Office of Congressional Ethics.”
This information comes in the wake of reports that Republicans in the intel committee are planning to literally build a wall between themselves and their Democratic colleagues’s offices. Again, according to Rooney, it’s because all bipartisanship “is gone. It’s gone from that committee.”
Apparently, Committee Chair and Trump/Putin puppet Devin Nunes is responsible for the downfall of the bipartisanship, and for the idea of the divider between the parties’s offices. Republican Representative Mike Conway stated, “I’m not part of that decision. You’ve got to talk to Devin. I don’t know what they’re trying to do one way or the other.”
So the committee in charge of investigating Trump and his campaign/administration’s ties to Russia are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics and literally putting walls up between each other. Sounds legit. I’m sure the committee is doing an excellent job, given the circumstances.