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Nunes won’t reveal sources to Intel Committee members

Greg Nash

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (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 Trump’s team was incidentally surveilled, Nunes replied, “We will never reveal those sources and methods,” according to Reuters.

{mosads}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 Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) have called on Nunes to recuse himself from the panel’s investigation into Russian election meddling.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) on Tuesday told The Hill that Nunes should “absolutely” recuse himself, becoming the first Republican in Congress to do so.

 

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