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00:00:00
>> I'm not comfortable with it.>> A Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday saying that some of President Trump's personal communications may have been caught up in incidental surveillance involving a foreign power in the months after the November election.>> Details about US persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value, or widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.
00:00:27
>> Congressman Devin Nunes adding the surveillance was conducted legally, but would not disclose which foreign powers the Trump campaign may have been talking to when their communications were swept up.>> No,
LAUGH],
'm not gonna get into the exact countries.>> Nunes, holding dual press conferences, also informed the Speaker of the House and the President of what he learned but didn't discuss it with his democratic counterpart on the Intelligence Committee, meeting the perception he's acting as the President's protector and not as an impartial overseer.
00:00:55
Reuters national security correspondent Mark Hosenball.>> This essentially was an attempt, number one, to somehow demonstrate, which it doesn't really, that Trump was telling the truth when he claimed that he was bugged, which just doesn't prove it, even Nunez admits that. And also to arguably divert attention from the larger issue which both his committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee are supposed to be investigating, which are the alleged dealings or contacts between Trump and his campaign and Russia both before and after he was elected President.
00:01:26
>> This comes just two days after the director of the FBI confirmed it was conducting a criminal investigation into these potential links to Russia, as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election to benefit Trump.