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Nunes says he has support back home, but greeted by protesters

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 01:19

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says he's receiving plenty of support back home, but was greeted by hundreds of protesters on his return to Fresno. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says he's receiving plenty of support back home, but was greeted by hundreds of protesters on his return to Fresno, California. About 300 demonstrators protested outside the building where Nunes was scheduled Friday to speak to ag lenders about water policy. Nunes has been criticized by his colleagues on the House panel for his handling of the investigation of possible Russian connections, including going to the White House complex independently to review documents on the purported surveillance. He sat down for a lengthy interview with a local TV news station in Fresno, California, which is part of his constituency. Nunes says he's received lots of phone calls from people expressing their support for him. Nunes had said on Tuesday he will not divulge - even to other members of his panel - who gave him intelligence reports that indicated Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection. He told the local TV affiliate that the latest media reports from Friday which said his sources were two White House officials were "mostly wrong". "We're not going to get into sources and methods. I mean, if not, who's going to ever come to our committee? But I can tell you that those reports are are are mostly wrong. This is something that I've known about for a very long time from people who were not affiliated at all with the White House or anybody there," Nunes said.

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Nunes says he has support back home, but greeted by protesters

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 01:19