Transcript for House intel chairman: Members of Trump transition team 'incidentally' surveilled
Out are open hearing on Monday I encouraged anyone who has information about relative topics. Including surveillance on president elect from or his transition team. To come forward and speak to the House Intelligence Committee. I also said that while there was not a physical wiretap a trump tower I was concerned. That other surveillance activities were used against president trump. And his associates. So first I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the truck transition. Details about US persons associated with the incoming administration details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value. We're widely disseminated. In intelligence community report. Third I have confirmed that additional names of trump transition team members. Were on mass. And fourth and finally I want to be clear. None of this surveillance was related to Russia. Or the investigation of Russian activities or. The trump team. The House Intelligence Committee will thoroughly investigate surveillance and its subsequent dissemination. To determine a few things here that I want to read off. Who was aware of that. Why it was not disclosed to congress. Who requested an authorized the additional unmasking. Whether anyone directed the intelligence community to focus on trump associates. And whether any laws regulations or procedures. Were violated. I've asked the directors of FB IN SA and CIA to expeditiously complied with mine march. Fifteenth letter that you all received. Couple weeks ago and provide a full account of these surveillance activities. I informed speaker Ryan this morning. Of this new information. And I will be going to the White House this afternoon to share what I know with the president and his team.
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