House Democrat Says Republican Undermines Intelligence Investigation

© Reuters. House Intelligence Committee Rank Democrat Schiff reacts to committee chairman Nunes’s remarks about the surveillance of President Trump and his staff during the press conference at the US Capitol in Washington .

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democratic intelligence committee in the US House of Representatives said on Wednesday it had “serious concerns” about the committee’s ability to conduct a credible investigation after its Republican chairman suggested that the president’s communications Donald Trump could have been collected during the surveillance.

“I have expressed my deep concern with the president that a credible investigation cannot be carried out in this manner,” US Representative Adam Schiff said in a statement. The House intelligence panel is conducting one of the largest Congressional investigations into possible links between Trump associates and Russia during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the committee, announced at a press conference Wednesday that an anonymous source had provided him with information that communications from Trump associates and possibly Trump had been swept up during routine surveillance.

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