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 NunesHillicon 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 Lawmakers grapple with deepfake threat at hearing Intel hearing showcases political divide over Mueller report 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 John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question 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 PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Lawmakers 'failed us' says ICE chief Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill MORE (D-Calif.) and Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTop Democrat accuses White House of obstructing review related to Trump-Putin communications Schiff would support impeachment if White House ignores a final court decision on documents, testimony US finds itself isolated in Iran conflict MORE (D-Calif.) have called on Nunes to recuse himself from the panel's investigation into Russian election meddling.

Rep. Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesGOP women's super PAC blasts 'out of touch' candidate in NC runoff GOP amps up efforts to recruit women candidates The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE (R-N.C.) on Tuesday told The Hill that Nunes should “absolutely” recuse himself, becoming the first Republican in Congress to do so.