Nunes won't reveal sources to Intel Committee members

Nunes won't reveal sources to Intel Committee members
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesMcCarthy unveils House GOP task forces, chairs Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues MORE (R-Calif.) says he won't reveal his intelligence sources to members of his own panel.

Asked whether he'd tell committee members who gave him intelligence reports indicating President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote One quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors MORE's team was incidentally surveilled, Nunes replied, "We will never reveal those sources and methods," according to Reuters.


Nunes stirred controversy last week when he revealed that he had seen evidence that the U.S. intelligence community had incidentally collected information on members of Trump's transition team in the months before he took office.

Nunes met with an unidentified source on the White House grounds the night before he made his announcement to view evidence of the surveillance.

Democrats have since been furious with Nunes for not discussing the matter with the committee before briefing Trump on the information.

Several lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' McCarthy says he supports Stefanik for House GOP conference chair Ode to Mother's Day MORE (D-Calif.) and Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFree Speech Inc.: The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech Trump backs Stefanik to replace Cheney Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama MORE (D-Calif.) have called on Nunes to recuse himself from the panel's investigation into Russian election meddling.

Rep. Walter JonesWalter JonesHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' Georgia officials open inquiry into Trump efforts to overturn election results Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging unlimited super PAC fundraising MORE (R-N.C.) on Tuesday told The Hill that Nunes should “absolutely” recuse himself, becoming the first Republican in Congress to do so.