'It's Scandalous': Rep. King Says Nunes Had to Tell Trump About Surveillance
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said this morning he fully supports the decision by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to brief the White House on "incidental" surveillance of President Donald Trump's associates.
Nunes said on Hannity last night he had a "duty and obligation" to inform the president about the intercepted messages, which he said did not involve Russia.
Meantime, Fox News' James Rosen reports that the National Security Agency is expected to produce more documents to the committee by Friday, including what a source described as a potential "smoking gun" establishing the spying.
King, a member of the Intelligence Committee, told Ed Henry on "America's Newsroom" that the details emerging are already "scandalous."
He explained that it was "wrong" for the names of Americans to be distributed across agencies during the Obama administration.
King said the intercepted conversations involved foreigners talking to foreigners, which is allowed under FISA law. But he said "gossip and small talk" about the then-president elect and members of his team was picked up.
"Much of this information was then unmasked and sent throughout the intelligence community and it looks as if, to me, this is surveillance. ... This goes against the law and regulations," said King.
Watch the interview above.