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White House: Intel chair to brief Trump on ''monitoring''

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. gives reporters an update about the ongoing Russia investigation adding that President Donald Trump's campaign communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period as part of an "incidental collection," Wednesday, March 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the chairman of the House intelligence committee will brief President Donald Trump on the possible monitoring of Trump associates.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials — possibly including Trump himself — may have been "monitored" after the election as part of an "incidental collection."

Nunes said the intercepted communications do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Trump associates' contacts with Russia. He said he believes the intelligence collections were done legally.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer provided no further details on the pending meeting between Trump and Nunes later Wednesday.

(Video courtesy of CNN)

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