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11 Feb 2018

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What does "State" mean?
The U.S. government?

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), the number-two Republican on the panel, said that he had been briefed on "some of the priorities" of the probe but said he believes Nunes will lead the investigation. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), who along with Conaway is leading the panel's investigation into Russian interference in the election, throughout the week has said he doesn't know what the focus of the new probe will be.

"He hasn't talked to me about that," Rooney said Monday, several days after Nunes announced the inquiry into State.

Some key Republicans insist that the new focus on State is nothing more than the committee exercising its oversight powers.

One member called the characterization of the State inquiries as new investigation "a garble."

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