>> I think it would be worth while for the Chairman to recuse himself from any investigation involving either the Trump campaign or the Trump transition.>> Top democrats including Congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, calling for committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the Russian probe.
This, after Nunes admitted Monday he went to the White House grounds to review classified information. Saying President Donald Trump's transition team was incidentally monitored by the Obama administration, one day before going back to the White House to ostensibly inform Trump himself of the same information. Reuters' National Security correspondent, Mark Hosenball.
>> Nunes has now said that he went to the White House or the White House grounds. And then was taken to the secret room where his source, whoever that might be, showed him these intercepts that he claims to know about. But any such reports would be highly classified.
So either this stuff was being shown to him without authorization and therefore, somebody was breaking the law. Or it was being shown to him with authorization, which means somebody declassified it. And one of the few people, if not the only person who could have declassified it, is the President of the United States himself.
>> I'm not gonna get into who he met with or why he met with them.>> White House spokesmen Sean Spicer refusing to confirm or deny Nunes' source came from the White House, referring all questions to Nunes himself. And claiming not to know who signed Nunes into the White House and showed him the information.
>> Somebody's gotta explain where he apparently got access to very highly classified intelligence materials. And under what circumstances and then why did they disclose it? We've only been in this administration for, what is it, 60 days now. And every day, it seems to get more bizarre.>> Meanwhile, the President, once again late Monday, calling the Russian story a hoax and urging the House to investigate the Clintons instead.
As far as Nunes' original claims last week, intelligence sources so far saying they have no idea what surveillance he's talking about.