Warner: ‘Suspicious’ That Nunes Was At WH Before Making Surveillance Claims (VIDEO)

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Monday it was “more than suspicious” that the House Intelligence Committee chairman visited the White House grounds the day before his big announcement that information on President Donald Trump and his associates was incidentally collected by the intelligence community.

“You can’t make this stuff up. I mean, if this was a movie, you’d turn it off be causes you wouldn’t believe it’s believable,” Warner said on MSNBC.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) met with his secret source on White House grounds the day before his big announcement. The congressman claimed that in order to view information from his source, he needed access to a computer connected to a particular secure network, which he says he did not have access to in Congress.

Warner said that he and his Republican counterpart on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), “don’t know what Mr. Nunes is talking about.”

“We’ve queried the intel community. I don’t think they know what he’s talking about. And it seems more than suspicious that he’s somehow going to the White House,” Warner said on MSNBC.

“Who was he meeting with? Was it a source or was it somebody from the administration?” the senator continued. “And then he goes through this, what appears to be a charade, where he comes out the next day and briefs the President before he tells the Democrats—and I’m not even sure he’s told the other House Republicans—what this quote-on-quote information was. So it raises a lot of questions.”

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