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Trump said he felt 'somewhat' vindicated after the latest surveillance revelations


UPDATE 3:22 p.m. EST:

When asked by a reporter if he feels vindicated by Rep. Devin Nunes' discovery that his communications were incidentally picked up, President Trump replied, "I somewhat do."

The president's reaction comes after he previously stated that President Obama had wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower. The White House faced backlash after refusing to retract Trump's claim, despite a consensus in the intelligence community that Obama hadn't surveilled the sitting president.

Trump said he felt 'somewhat' vindicated after the latest surveillance revelations

WATCH | The president reacts to Nunes' press conference 

UPDATE 3:16 p.m. EST:

Nunes said Trump's communications were incidentally picked up by surveillance community. Nunes added that he had already briefed the president about the intelligence collection.

He added that some of the intelligence collection seems "inappropriate."

I'm actually alarmed by it.
Rep. Devin Nunes on surveillance reports

UPDATE 1:39 p.m. EST:

Nunes told reporters he had told House Speaker Paul Ryan about what he had found and will visit the White House later today. He added the information appeared to be acquired legally. 

Original story

Devin Nunes (R-CA), head of the House Intelligence Committee, said it was possible that President Trump's personal communications were swept up in other surveillance operations during the presidential transition.

This surveillance was separate from the investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. election

Nunes said this information was provided to him by an anonymous source. 

Nunes said the surveillance provided "significant information" about Trump.

However, he said none of it involved Russia.

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