Mark Warner, D-Va., left, arrive for the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. La.
Cohen-Watnick was almost fired earlier in the month at the request of National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, but was overruled by US President Donald Trump after he appealed to White House advisers Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner, Trump's Jewish son-in-law.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Thursday that the White House's announcement of materials relevant to his panel's investigation raises "profound questions" about how and why that information was made available, and to whom.
Nunes has so far refused to reveal his source of the material and has resisted calls to step down as head of the House Intelligence investigation.
After speaking with reporters, Nunes went to the White House to brief the president about the intercepts, which he said were of little or no foreign intelligence value and were not related to Russian Federation, but which had allegedly inappropriately "unmasked" some on the Trump team.
Oakland County ranked 10th healthiest county in MI
Opioid-related deaths jumped from 0 in the county in 2010 to 13 in 2011 and have stayed in the teens since then, Westbrook said. Raleigh, Nicholas, Monroe, Mingo, Mercer, Greenbrier and Fayette counties were also among the counties with worsening rates.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says the investigation of possible Russian Federation ties to President Trump's campaign will "move forward" despite calls for him to recuse himself.
Schiff said he and Nunes have agreed to go forward with a closed hearing with FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers. He would not say whether it was the same material Nunes had already seen.
He told reporter Eli Lake on Monday, however, that he had copied down the identifying numbers on the documents he was shown, so as to formally request them in order for the other members of the Intelligence Committee to read them at secure locations outside of Congress as soon as this week.
They charged that Nunes demonstrated a "lack of objectivity" by meeting last week with an intelligence whistleblower who gave him access to official intelligence community documents which show that the Obama administration had collected and then disseminated surveillance intelligence gathered on the President-elect and his transition team.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the intelligence and to avoid angering Mr. Cohen-Watnick and Mr. Ellis. House Speaker Paul Ryan, in an interview with CBS' "This Morning" that aired Thursday, said Nunes told him a "whistleblower-type person" provided the information. Cohen-Watnick serves as the senior director for intelligence at the NSC.