The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has confirmed that the intelligence community collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition on several occasions.
Most of the information was collected “incidentally” during the transition, from November through January, Rep. Devin Nunes confirmed at a press conference. Nunes stressed that he believes it was all obtained legally, and further states that none of the information was related to Russian intervention in the election.
Nunes confirmed these new discoveries were not the wiretapping to which Trump referred in his tweets, which he claims there is no evidence for.
When asked if he feels that the collection was justified after being briefed by Nunes, Trump told reporters “I somewhat do.”
The Whitehouse has been standing by the wiretap claims until evidence proves otherwise.