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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017, about the actions of Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. as the panel continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Adam Schiff said the White House 'selectively' gave intelligence documents to Devin Nunes


Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that the White House played a role in "selectively and surreptitiously providing" intelligence documents to committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), Reuters reports.

Nunes has said those documents offer proof that Donald Trump and his associates were swept up in intelligence sweeps. Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice said she saw unmasked versions of those intelligence reports that named Trump and his team.

Here's his full statement.

Nunes' handling of the House investigation in Russian interference in the election has been harshly criticized after it was reported that he was briefed in the White House on the documents and was given access by a White House source. He then proceeded to brief reporters and the White House on the documents before telling the intelligence committee.

Schiff said all of the documents would be available to the full committee "soon."

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