Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Devin Nunes

Dec 7, 2017

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:

On April 6, 2017, the Committee announced that it was aware of public allegations that Representative Devin Nunes may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct, and that the Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), was investigating and gathering more information regarding these allegations.  The Committee does not determine whether information is or is not classified.  In the course of this investigation, the Committee sought the analysis of Representative Nunes’s statements by classification experts in the intelligence community.  Based solely on the conclusion of these classification experts that the information that Representative Nunes disclosed was not classified, the Committee will take no further action and considers this matter closed.