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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) described the source of his information about incidental surveillance of President Trump’s team as a “whistleblower type,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.
“He had told me that a whistleblower type person had given him some information that was new, that spoke to the last administration and part of this investigation,” Ryan said Thursday on “CBS This Morning.”
“What Chairman Nunes said was he came into possession of new information he thought was valuable to this investigation and he was going to go and inform people about it.”
Ryan said he did not urge Nunes to inform Trump of his findings, saying he told him to include it in his committee’s probe of Russia’s election interference.
“He didn’t have the documents, so I didn’t,” Ryan said when asked if he saw Nunes’s physical evidence. “He was going to brief everybody.”
Nunes revealed last week that he has seen evidence the U.S. intelligence community incidentally surveilled Trump’s transition team before inauguration.