House Intel Republicans to build a wall separating GOP, Dem staffers

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Animosity between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee has become so intense that Republican members of the committee are reportedly going to construct an actual, physical wall separating their staffers from Democrats, according to CBS.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a member of the divided House Intelligence Committee, wants the Republican chairman, Rep. The wall, which is expected to be built this spring, would be a physical manifestation of the increasingly partisan fights within the committee.

The push for a wall is reportedly the result of an erosion of trust among staffers, according to Republican committee members who spoke to CBS.

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"We think it's very political how about they attack myself, they attack Chairman [Trey] Gowdy, they turn Carter Page into some super-secret Russian spy, they talk about how Christopher Steele is a really, really good source when we know that he lied to the FBI", Mr. Nunes said.

"I swear to God I didn't know that", Rooney said.

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Bipartisanship "is gone. It's gone from that committee", Rooney told CBS. He told CBS that the probe is investigating the "entire" staff, even "the woman up front that answers the phone".

Democrats have accused Republicans of throwing a wrench into the process to protect President Trump and his top aides.

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. Other Republicans seem to be flat-out mortified by Nunes' shovel-ready infrastructure plan. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump likely to approve release of Dem memo: report Trump called for unity - he didn't even last a week Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo MORE (Calif.), have been publicly exchanging jabs over the release of the controversial documents. "Just to make sure point by point we rebut what they have asserted, to show the seriousness of the investigation", Swalwell said, also pointing to the fact that the Democratic memo will undergo scrutiny from the DOJ and any information deemed too sensitive for release will be scrubbed as further evidence that it will not impact the investigation in a negative way.

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The version of the memo the Republicans provided to Trump had already been vetted and redacted by the National Security Council and lawyers from the White House Counsel's office.

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