House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Friday announced that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has volunteered to be interviewed by the committee about his ties to Russia.
— CNN (@CNN) March 24, 2017
The committee is investigating alleged Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort has been in the spotlight because of lobbying work he did in Ukraine.
Nunes also told reporters in Washington, D.C. that he had requested the directors of the FBI and NSA to brief committee members in closed session next week.
The congressman, who was a member of Trump’s transition team, refused to reveal the sources for his claim that members of the Trump transition team were “unmasked” in U.S. intelligence reports.
“You can ask me every single name on the planet and I’m still not going to tell you who our sources are,” he said.
But he reiterated that “there was no wiretapping of Trump Tower. That didn’t happen.”
Nunes: “There was no wiretapping of Trump Tower. That didn’t happen." https://t.co/o6NZkHDZjJ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 24, 2017
Nunes said all of the surveillance reports he saw appeared to be legal and “valuable intelligence.”
“But you have to ask why where names unmasked,” he added.