>> We're carrying on.>> Ranking Democrat Adam Schiff pledging a House probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections will resume. This after a bitter week long fight with Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes over his handling of sensitive information the Democrats said smacked of collusion between Nunes and the White House.
Schiff speaking Thursday after meeting with Nunes behind closed doors.>> One way or another, the investigation has to take place.>> Investigative reporter, Mark Hosenball.>> Nunes is, I think, king of a nice guy. They don't necessarily, and they've said this, want him to leave the committee chairmanship because they're a little bit afraid that somebody more ruthless would take over if he was removed.
>> Schiff and Nunes broke into partisan bickering last week, after Nunes publicly claimed he'd seen evidence President Trump's transition team was monitored incidentally by intelligence services under President Obama, without first informing Schiff or anyone else on the committee. Nunes then hurrying to the White House ostensibly to inform the President, but later admitted he had already visited the White House the day before.
That drawing accusations Nunes was fed information to provide cover for Trump's incendiary tweet that President Obama had wiretapped him in Trump Tower. Nunes has refused to identify his sources, but on Thursday the New York Times named two White House officials it said helped Nunes obtain the intelligence reports.
The rift between Schiff and Nunes leaving the House probe paralyzed for more than a week. A sharp contrast on the other side of the capital Thursday, where leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee held their first public hearing on Russian meddling, vowing to keep their efforts above board.>> The Vice Chairman and I realize that if we politicize this process, our efforts will likely fail.
>> We are seeking to determine if there is an actual fire, but there's clearly a lot of smoke.>> On Thursday, Spokesman Sean Spicer said the leaders of the Senate and House intelligence panels had been invited to the White House to view new material relevant to their probe.
>> We want to make sure that the people who are conducting the review have that information.>> Not clear whether these are the same documents that caused the uproar last week, or something new.>> I think only the White House knows the answer to that question and we should ask them.