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Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are planning to wall off their aides - literally - from panel Democrats by erecting a partition in the chamber, CBS News is reporting.

One Republican member of committee, Florida's Tom Rooney, told CBS News that the wall is the result of eroding trust between the two parties, which have recently feuded over dueling memos about the FBI's role in Mueller's investigation.

Congressional Republicans want to build a wall separating GOP and Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill, a new report says.

"I swear to God I didn't know that", he said. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said: "You've got to talk to Devin".

Including "the woman up front that answers the phone" over alleged leaks, Rooney told CBS. She is one of the sitting Republican members of this committee who voted to allow this charade to go on (if not possibly an illegal one at that).


Nunes took the reigns of the committee three years ago, promising to work "on a bipartisan basis" and to collaborate closely with the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, who also represents a district in California.

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) slammed Nunes in an op/ed last week for acting "like a partisan hack".

The GOP memo, released publicly earlier this month, alleges surveillance abuses in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department, accusing them of anti-Trump bias.

On Feb. 8, The Register-Guard's newest Republican apologist, columnist Marc Thiessen, writes: "The real threat to national security came not from the memo's release, but from the Federal Bureau of Investigation effort to suppress it".

In the past few weeks, Nunes and the Republican majority on the committee successfully worked with Trump to release a misleading memo suggesting wrongdoing on the part of intelligence officials investigating the Trump-Russia scandal, on a party-line vote.


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