Rep. Devin Nunes has been cleared in the investigation by the House Ethics Committee of allegations that he mishandled classified information, and is now cleared to return to the Russia investigation, according to reports just announced Thursday evening.

Nunes is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

Thursday evening, the House Ethics Committee released the following statement:

“On April 6, 2017, the Committee announced that it was aware of public allegations that Rep. Devin Nunes may have made unauthorized disclosures to classified information, in violation of House Rules, laws, 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 Rep. Nunes’s statements by classification experts in the intelligence community. Based solely on the conclusion of these classification experts that the information that Rep. Nunes disclosed was not classified, the Committee will take no further action and considers this matter closed.”