TRUMP FEELS “SOMEWHAT” VINDICATED BY DEVIN NUNES, “I APPRECIATE HIM COMING OVER”

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday he feels “somewhat” vindicated after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ revelation that he has seen reports from the U.S. intelligence community showing communication from members of the transition team

— and possibly from the president himself — were “incidentally collected” as part of a broader surveillance effort.

Nunes said he was “alarmed” by the findings and trekked to the White House Wednesday afternoon to personally brief President Trump.

“What I’ve read bothers me,” Nunes told reporters outside the White House after sharing his findings with the president. “And I think it should bother the president himself and his team because I think some of it seems to be inappropriate.”

“I appreciate him coming over,” Trump said when asked by reporters about the visit.

Spicer called Nunes’ claims a “startling revelation” and lambasted what he saw as the media’s “presumptive” tone of negativity toward the administration on the issue.

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