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A Primer On Rep. Devin Nunes' Trump Surveillance Claim

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, announced Wednesday that President Trump's aides may have been monitored incidentally during the presidential transition.

It complicates an already fraught debate over the president's claim, which he made with no proof, that former President Obama wiretapped his phones. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Matthew Waxman (@mattwaxman1), a national security law professor at Columbia Law School.

This article was originally published on March 23, 2017.

This segment aired on March 23, 2017.

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