LIVE STREAM: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday he has seen reports from the U.S. intelligence community that showed communication from members of President Trump's transition team — and possibly from the president himself — were incidentally collected as part of a broader surveillance effort.The collections were not related to investigations into Russia and its alleged connections to the Trump campaign.Image: Rep. Devin Nunes Briefs Press On House Intelligence Cmte Russia InvestigationHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes speaks to reporters during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 22. Win McNamee / Getty ImagesNunes told reporters the collection appeared to be "normal" and "all legally collected foreign intelligence under" the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.He would not identify the source of this material and implied he had seen it independently. He said he briefed House Speaker Paul Ryan about the documents Wednesday morning.It's not clear if he showed the material to the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff. A spokesman for Schiff initially declined to comment.Nunes also said he was going to the White House tin the afternoon to brief President Trump, a planned visit which White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed.Nunes said he was "alarmed" by the findings. White House press secretary Sean Spicer is set to address reporters in his daily briefing on Wednesday where Spicer addressed the incident in the U.K. earlier today where a car plowed through people on the Westminster Bridge before later being shot by police..Spicer will likely discuss President Trump', as well as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's third day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Press Secretary Sean Spicer will hold a conference in the White House Briefing Room today at 1:30, where he will take questions from the press and outline the actions of the Trump administration. Two of the most frequently mentioned people at Monday’s hearing weren’t even in the room: Judge Merrick B. Garland, the Obama administration nominee who never got a hearing, and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader who led the blockade of Judge Garland. A new report indicates that Donald Trump‘s lawyers have gone after a teen who operates a gag site.Interestingly, the report is from the Observer, which is owned by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Perhaps more interesting — the site that received the cease and desist order is one that shows the president being punched by kittens. We’d link to the site, but one of the URLs leads to a 404 error message and the other now leads to porn, courtesy of an opportunistic entrepreneur of some sort.Anyway, it was created by a 17-year-old girl identified as Lucy. Lucy loves to code and created the site as a “fun little” project to show off her technical skills. The teen had this to say: Republicans are enthusiastic and fully aboard with Judge Gorsuch. Do not expect contentious questioning from them in the days ahead..James Comey TestifiesPresident Donald Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Office.
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