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Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

The request marks a stunning split between the two top investigators, who had worked closely on the House investigation into ties between top Trump campaign aides and Russian officials.

Schiff’s call comes just hours after CNN reported that Nunes visited the White House grounds one day before going to the President with alleged evidence that his transition aides’ communications were picked up in surveillance by US intelligence.

Nunes defended his handling of the investigation as well as his relationship to the White House during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, saying Congress had not been given the information he viewed on White House grounds.

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