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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says Chairman Devin Nunes’ announcement that Trump’s communications may have been collected throws “great doubt into the ability of both the chairman and the committee to conduct the investigation the way it ought to be conducted.”

“If the chairman is going to continue to go to the White House instead of his own committee, there is no way we can continue to conduct this investigation,” Rep. Adam Schiff said.

Nunes said Wednesday that Trump’s personal communications and those of associates may have been picked up by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets after the election.

The conversations were “incidentally” collected as part of intelligence sweeps focusing on other people, Nunes said, and implied that Trump was not the target of the surveillance operation.

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