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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), head of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters he regretted informing President Trump of updates regarding surveillance affecting his transition team before telling the rest of the committee.
"It's a judgment call on my part," Nunes said. "At the end of the day, sometimes you make the right decision. Sometimes you don't."
Here's a clip of Nunes speaking to reporters.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said Nunes apologized "in a generic way" for his action.
On Wednesday, Nunes said U.S. intelligence incidentally collected information on members of Trump's transition team and included it in intelligence reports.
The surveillance was not related to the investigation into Russian activity during the U.S. elections. President Trump said he was "somewhat vindicated" by what Nunes said.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticized Nunes for not sharing information with the committee.
The idea that Devin Nunes will investigate Trump/Russia is a farce. It's time for a real, independent, transparent inquiry.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) March 23, 2017
Many Democrats insisted Nunes was no longer qualified to lead the committee.
There's just no way Chairman Nunes can lead an honest investigation. We need an independent commission now.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 23, 2017
UPDATE: House Intelligence Committee Democrat Speier says will assess over next few days whether confident Nunes can continue in role— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 23, 2017
Speier said the committee would assess whether or not Nunes was qualified to lead.
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