INTELLIGENCE/POLITICS/RUSSIA/DEVIN NUNES/MIKE CONAWAY: “Rep. Mike Conaway has been given the reins to the House intelligence committee’s fractured Russia investigation following chairman Rep. Devin Nunes’ announcement Thursday that he is temporarily stepping aside — but who is the man now tasked with getting things back on track after weeks of partisan conflict?
A seven-term Republican representing Texas’ 11th Congressional District, Conaway is the chairman of the agriculture committee in addition to serving as a member of the intelligence committee and Armed Services Committee.
He has also chaired the House ethics committee during his time in Washington.
A member of the House intelligence subcommittee that oversees the National Security Agency and CIA, Conaway has expressed skepticism over the intent of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, pushing FBI director James Comey during a hearing last month on the FBI’s assessment that Russia interfered to help Trump.”
-Zachary Cohen and Jeremy Herb, “Meet the man taking over the House Russia probe,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, April 6, 2017 5:22pm