House Democrat says Republican undermines
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[March 23, 2017]
(Reuters) - The top U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee
Democrat said on Wednesday he had "grave concerns" about the committee's
ability to conduct a credible investigation after its Republican
chairman suggested President Donald Trump's communications may have been
collected during surveillance.
House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Adam Schiff (D-CA) reacts
to Committee Chairman Devin Nunes statements about surveillance of U.S.
President Trump and his staff as well as his visit to the White House,
as Schiff holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,
U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
"I have expressed
my grave concerns with the Chairman that a credible
investigation cannot be conducted this way," U.S. Representative
Adam Schiff said in a statement. The House intelligence panel is
conducting one of the main congressional investigations of
possible ties between Trump associates and Russia during the
2016 U.S. president election.
Republican Representative Devin Nunes, the committee's chairman,
announced at a news conference on Wednesday that an anonymous
source had provided him with information that communications by
associates of Trump's and possibly Trump's had been swept up
during routine surveillance.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; editing by Grant McCool)
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