White House spokesman Sean Spicer deflects questioning on reports that Devin Nunes reviewed classified information about President Donald Trump's wiretap charge while on the White House grounds. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) White House spokesman Sean Spicer deflected on Monday (March 27) questioning about reports that U.S. Representative Devin Nunes reviewed classified information about President Donald Trump's wiretap charge while on the White House grounds. Nunes, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, visited the White House the night before announcing on Wednesday that he had information that indicated some Trump associates may have been subjected to some level of intelligence activity before Trump took office on Jan. 20. Democrats have said Nunes, who was a member of Trump's transition team, can no longer run a credible investigation of Russian hacking, the U.S. election and any potential involvement by Trump associates. Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi last week called Nunes "a willing stooge of Trump." Nunes spokesman Jack Langer said in a statement that Nunes "met with his source at the White House grounds in order to have proximity to a secure location where he could view the information provided by the source." White House spokesman Spicer did not shed any light on who at the White House helped Nunes gain access to a secure location. "I'm not going to get into who he met with or why he met with them," Spicer said. "I will leave it up to him and not try to get in the middle of that." It was the latest twist in a saga that began on March 4 when Trump said on Twitter without providing evidence that he "just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory."