Rep. Devin Nunes (R.-Calif.) has been the center of controversy in the ongoing investigation of possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government. The recently released GOP memo on the Steele dossier, which led to the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign, sparked another round of back-and-forth between both political parties. Nunez was one of the chief architects of the memo, which was released last Friday.
The Steele dossier contains files on the Trump campaign, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and commissioned by a firm called Fusion GPS.
The media pounced on criticism of Nunes and the GOP memo and specifically cited criticism from Obama’s CIA director John Brennan. Brennan said the following to NBC:
“That Devin Nunes and Republicans denied the ability of the minority , the Democrat members of that committee, to put out its report  is just appalling,” Brennan said on Sunday’s “Meet The Press.”
“I think it, it really underscores just how partisan Mr. Nunes has been. He has abused the office of the chairmanship of HPSCI. And I don’t say that lightly.”
CNN also ran with Brennan’s remarks in the NBC interview from Sunday and published an article  on his comments.