Reporter: Did you have permission to put out this information today, did the Justice Department give you the OK to do that?
Nunes: This is information that was brought to me that I thought the President needed to know about incidental collection, where the President himself and others in the Trump transition team were clearly put into intelligence reports that ended up in this White House and across a whole bunch of other agencies. And I thought it was important that the President know this. That’s why I briefed the Speaker this morning, and that’s why I came down here as soon as I could.
Reporter: Can you rule out the possibility that senior Obama administration officials were involved in this?
Nunes: No we cannot.
Reporter: Given that you have said there was a FISA warrant which would have been approved by a judge, are you concerned that essentially you’re saying that members of the Trump team were in contact with people who were the target of a counterintelligence or some form of investigation?
Nunes: No, I think you’re reading too much into this. This is normal intelligence reporting, the question is, should he himself or others – should they have been put into these reports. I don’t know the answer to that yet, but we’re trying to get to the bottom of it.
Reporter: So Mr. Trump’s communications were in fact monitored? Can you tell us what he was communicating about or who he was communicating with?
Nunes: No, I can’t say that.
Reporter: You also said somebody brought you this communication. Can you tell us anything—
Nunes: I can say that we’ve been asking for people to come forward. They came through the proper channels and have clearances and I’m just going to leave it at that because we have to protect people who came forward in the right manner. I’m not even going to say it’s one person.
Reporter: But just to clarify, this is not intentional spying on Donald Trump or anyone in his—
Nunes: I have no idea—we won’t know that until we get to the bottom of whether, did people ask for the unmasking of additional names on the President-elect’s transition team.
Rep. Devin Nunes speaks to press about Donald Trump communications possibly collected.
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