Devin Nunes’s Russia investigation was one long unforced error

Amid major political and ethical questions about his handling of the House Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is stepping aside .

Nunes and his fellow Republicans are casting his move -- as politicians almost always do -- as Nunes wanting to avoid being a distraction.

More accurately, it's a recognition that his handling of the matter has been disastrous basically from Day One and that he cannot credibly continue. Compounding matters were ethics complaints filed against him.

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