The Latest: Dem calls on House intel chair to recuse himself

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 7:12 PM
The Latest: Dem calls on House intel chair to recuse himself

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into the Trump campaign's connections to Russia (all times local):

7:10 p.m.

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) should recuse himself from heading the lawmakers' investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California says Nunes should step away from the investigation because of a secret meeting he had with a source last week on the White House grounds.

Nunes said his source — whom he has yet to name — showed him intelligence reports in which the names of Trump associates had been shared among agencies after their communications were scooped up in U.S. surveillance of foreign officials.

Schiff says Nunes remains the only member of the House intelligence committee that has seen this information.

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4 p.m.

A Russian state bank says it has met with President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of a series of meetings on future strategies.

Vnesheconombank (v-NESH'-ay-CON'-ohm-bank) or VEB said in Monday's statement carried by state RIA Novosti news agency that it met with Kushner last year as part of 'road show' discussions with representatives of leading financial institutions in Europe, Asia and the United States. It said the meetings focused on global development banks' strategies and perspective sectors. VEB provided no further details.

Kushner has agreed to speak to the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

The White House said Kushner was "doing his job" by reaching out to foreign officials.