President Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated by intelligence announcement

ABC News' Jon Karl reports on the reaction from the White House and Congressional leaders to the surprise announcement from House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes.
2:15 | 03/23/17

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Thank you so much, we'll bring in our chief white house correspondent Jon Karl. I know you have a lot to say about that. You heard what Cecilia just said about what congressman nunes said. An extraordinary moment. What has been the response from the white house to his statements? Reporter: Well, you've heard the president say he feels somewhat vindicated. But as chairman nunes made it clear, he was talking about so-called incidental collection, absolutely nothing that he says he has found as he said would prove the allegations that trump tower was wiretapped. More seriously. The impact of his actions yesterday of chairman nunes' actions yesterday raise questions about whether or not his committee can conduct a bipartisan and impartial investigation about the Russian interference in the electric. He ran down to the white house yesterday to brief the president on what he found. Robin, that's the kind of thing you would expect a white house staffer to do, not the chairman of a committee that is investigating the white house itself or associates of the white house. There was a lot of talk yesterday about Paul manafort and what he -- the supposed ties between him Anna billionaire in Russia and possible links with Putin. Is the white house concerned about these. Reporter: I'll let you hear directly from the white house on this. I don't sense any concern at all and asked about it yesterday. Here's the exchange. I don't know to look back right now and to say, if we knew knew what we know then would we have done things differently. That's a question the president would have to weigh. You're saying he didn't know. Of course not. Something he would want to know, wouldn't he? Maybe. Maybe not. So, the white house is aing that the president didn't know about manafort's connections and maybe, maybe not wouldn't even have wanted to know about them. How about the health care bill, of course, that's very much on the docket for tonight possibly and what does president trump feel his chances are at this point? Reporter: You heard Mary Bruce say there are now more than enough Republicans against this to kill the bill but I tell you, do not count out president trump on this. He is a few votes shy, maybe a dozen but I believe that he -- I think he's got a good chance of getting it done and they are confident here. Thanks so much.

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