Schiff: 'Very possible' Nunes's staff worked with White House on memo

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe peculiar priorities of Adam Schiff Trump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify Mueller to give extended testimony after appearance postponed MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that “it’s very possible” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesDemocrats' opposition research got exposed — this time, not by the Russians GOP consultant sued by Nunes asks for help paying legal costs Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE (R-Calif.) worked with the White House on a controversial memo accusing the Justice Department of abusing its surveillance powers.

“I think it’s very possible his staff worked with the White House and coordinated the whole effort with the White House because it looks so much like this earlier effort, which we know was coordinated with the White House by the same chairman, who had said he would recuse himself but of course hasn’t,” Schiff, the top Democrat on the Intelligence panel, told ABC’s “This Week.”

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Staff for Nunes compiled the GOP memo, which was authorized for release by President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE last week.

The document details accusations it argues "raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court," referring to the surveillance warrants for a former Trump campaign aide.

Schiff said on Sunday Trump’s use of the memo “could be evidence of the president’s intent to interfere with the investigation” into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.