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As House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes faces growing calls to step aside from the investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admitted he didn't agree with Nunes' actions but said recusal is a "personal decision".

Last week, Nunes announced he obtained "dozens of reports" showing the USA intelligence community - through its "normal foreign surveillance" - "incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition".

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that Yates had been preparing to answer questions about phone calls between former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian officials.

Pressure has been mounting on Devin Nunes, the Republican representative from California, since last week following his decision to brief the media and United States president Donald Trump about information he allegedly received claiming that USA intelligence services inadvertently spied on Trump associates.

Trump has used Nunes' revelations to defend his unproven claim that Barack Obama tapped phones at Trump Tower.

Even a Republican joining the calls for Devin nunes to step aside after that secret meeting on white house grounds.

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Nunes defended himself in an interview on CNN's The Situation Room on Monday, arguing that his visit to the White House grounds on March 21 was commonplace and part of an investigation into the unmasking of Americans in intelligence reports that began before Trump's wiretapping claims.

TRT World's Tetiana Anderson has more on the controversy from Washington DC. It says, "The White House has taken no action to prevent Sally Yates from testifying and the Department of Justice specifically told her that it would not stop her and to suggest otherwise is completely irresponsible".

But Nunes can not say whether Trump or any of the president's associates personally participated in the communications that were intercepted, meaning it's possible that the information he's citing merely refers to foreign officials talking about Trump transition team members. Your critics say you're too close to the trump administration to lead this investigation. For Democrats, and a few Republicans (Lindsey Graham, John McCain), his actions raised questions about whether the House committee's investigation can be unbiased and independent. Senator Lindsey Graham on another network says, "I think he has to fix the damage. Until Mr. Comey comes in, it's a little tough for us to do depositions and interviews", Nunes said. Schiff also said he's asked the White House if the materials he's been invited to view are the same as the intelligence viewed by Nunes last week.

However, Nunes later briefed Trump on the information provided by the source, a move that press secretary Sean Spicer said wouldn't make sense if the information originated from the White House - seemingly indicating that the source works elsewhere. It's the House speaker who keeps Nunes in the job as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, even amid the California congressman's increasingly unusual behavior. They never responded, and the same day - Nunes canceled the hearing.

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russian government sought to influence the election in favor of Donald Trump, an explosive finding that spurred the FBI to launch an investigation into any potential criminal activity.

CNN has reached out to Nunes for comment on the meeting and has not yet received a response. Nunes then apologized to Democrats, but the following day he canceled Tuesday's public hearing, saying he wanted to hear from Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers in private, prompting outrage from Democrats.

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