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Warner: Nunes' Action on Intelligence Leaks 'Mystifying'

NBC's "Meet the Press"

By    |   Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 04:34 PM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' decision to brief the White House about a report that some of President Donald Trump's transition team may have been intercepted during surveillance at Trump Tower was "mystifying," Sen. Mark Warner said Sunday.

"I am totally mystified by what Mr. Nunes has said," the Virginia Democrat, who serves as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told NBC "Meet the Press" anchor Chuck Todd. I've talked to my chairman, Richard Burr. He doesn't know. I've talked to Democrats, Republicans on the committee."

And, Warner said, it's "fairly mystifying, if not outrageous, that he'd make these claims, then he goes down and briefs the White House."

California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House committee, still wants to keep the investigation into Russia's activities during the election as a bipartisan probe, Warner continued, but he doesn't think Schiff knows what the documents are that Nunes is reporting.

Warner said he'd also be open to shifting the investigation to an independent commission, but then there would be a big debate over who would be on it.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, Warner continued, crosses the spectrum, including Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon.

"We cross all of the political divides, and frankly, we've had bipartisan support, serious Republicans, Roy Blunt, Marco Rubio, Susan Collins, James Langford, Richard Burr, all saying, 'We're going to go where the Intel leads.'"

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' decision to brief the White House about a report that some of President Donald Trump's transition team may have been intercepted during surveillance at Trump Tower was "mystifying," Sen. Mark Warner said Sunday."I am...
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