But facing an interrogation of Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Nunes refused to answer.
“I think I will request an explanation from the ranking member that he is not ready to answer just a simple question as to whether he has received material that has been called into question that defame the former vice president of the United States Seems to be designed to do, but at the very least, to share them with the rest of the committee, ”Maloney said.
“Mr. Chairman, there have been such public reports that the minority has received material from Andrey Derkach, and those materials will not be classified and prohibited from disclosure,” Maloney said on Thursday. “But, at the very least, I also understand that the majority of employees have requested the minority to share them with the majority of employees so that we can evaluate them independently,”
Maloney said his question is whether Nunes “is willing to tell the committee whether it has found material that has been questioned in public reports from Andrey Derkach and if so, will he be able to share with others.” Ready to share? ” Committee. “
Speaker of the House Intelligence Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, then asked, “Does the ranking member want to answer?”
Nunes replied, “No.”
Maloney pressured Nunes to say why she would not confirm receipt of such material from Derek, which Maloney said he intended to dislike Biden.
“I mean, as I understand it, the committee staff is in possession of evidence that a package was obtained. None of it is classified,” Bonnie said.
Maloney said: “Has the ranking member also been prepared to answer this question? How about it, Mr. Nunes? Have you received the package from Andrey Derrack? And will you share with the committee Or not? Well, I think there is a case where silence speaks. “
Schiff then postponed the meeting.
Johnson told CNN earlier this month that he was not aware of any Russian germs sent to his committee, but his staff said no evidence provided the panel and that “huge grains of salt coming from Ukraine” “Takes anything with.
Johnson said, “I am not aware of the information that our committee has collected. We are encouraging people to send the information, but then we understand it fully.” Let’s take everything with a grain of salt. I think you have to. “
CNN’s Jeremy Herb and Zachary Cohen contributed to this report.