As the scratching of heads continues (“What exactly is Devin Nunes up to really?“) we have this explanation of his motiviation, from Michael Cannon:
To create discord and strain relations. He is safe in his district, so he can do what he wants. He wants to fracture relations
Just to add, he also has no possible political future beyond that seat.
Given that he is a Republican, this surprises you?? Eli yearns for the day that he can find a Republican to support again.