House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday called for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his House Intelligence Committee chairmanship. Pelosi made the announcement on Twitter, saying she'd penned a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) requesting Nunes' removal.
Nunes has been at the center of a political maelstrom over a memo he compiled, which reportedly alleges the FBI improperly surveilled a member of President Trump's campaign during the 2016 election. In her letter to Ryan, Pelosi called Nunes' memo "bogus" and wrote that Nunes "has disgraced the House Intelligence Committee" and "abused his position" in order to run interference for the White House with regard to the FBI's Russia investigation. The memo, Pelosi said, is part of a GOP-led "cover-up to hide the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal."
Pelosi claimed that Nunes' dismissal is necessary to preserve "[the] integrity of the House." The White House may approve the memo's public release as soon as Thursday. Read Pelosi's letter in full here.