House Intelligence Committee cancels meetings amid calls for Nunes to step down

The House Intelligence Committee has scrapped the rest of its meetings this week as calls intensify for Chairman Devin Nunes to step down following his admission that he met with a secret source at the White House to review intelligence reports.

The decision to cancel the meetings was confirmed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” by Rep. Jim Himes — among the Democrats on the committee demanding that Rep. Nunes recuse himself from the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election.

Himes said an intelligence committee meeting Monday was canceled, as well as an open hearing set for Wednesday and an unrelated meeting Thursday.

“Not only has this investigation sort of had a shadow cast on it, but the committee’s been put into suspended animation,” Himes said.