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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during the committee's hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Rep. Devin Nunes apologized for briefing Trump on surveillance before telling Congress

Rep. Devin Nunes apologized for briefing Trump on surveillance before telling Congress

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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.

Many Democrats insisted Nunes was no longer qualified to lead the committee.

Speier said the committee would assess whether or not Nunes was qualified to lead.

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